Del will join mayors from all over the United States at the 85th Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors in Miami, Florida.
Byrd's Capstone Project is making an impact. The end result was a plan that Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs will use to assist in the decision making of proving long-term care for veterans.
"The biggest trend hands down in every sector that we work in is having the workforce to meet the needs of the company in the short-term, mid-term and long-term over the next 25 years," said Del Boyette, president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors, a consulting firm with offices in Atlanta and Little Rock, Ark. "You can have all the infrastructure in place, the perfect building and the perfect site. But if you don't have the workforce to support that business unit long-term, then the investment cannot be made at that site," he said.
Americans are not only living longer, but they are also working much longer than in the past. In the 21st century workforce, five generations—from the Silent Generation to the GenZers—are all sharing the workplace at the same time. While these more experienced workers of the earlier generations are valuable role models for younger workers, the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers are staying employed for years past traditional retirement age.
For the Millennial generation, it seems that death and taxes are no longer the only certainties of the world. As of 2017, Millennials bear the highest student loan debt burden compared to any other generation, and with Gen Z close at their heels in joining the workforce; the fears of paying off student loans will only increase.