Diya Das
In an interview with Ignites, a unit of the Financial Times covering financial markets and mutual funds, Management Professor Diya Das says firms must "train to retain" Gen Z staffers.
Firms must “train to retain” Gen Z staffers, says organizational behavior expert Diya Das
Oct 29, 2021, by Staff Writer
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Diya Das, Ph.D., Associate Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Management at Bryant, was featured in the Oct. 25 article, “Gen Z Staffers Don’t Want Old-School Training,” by Ignites, a unit of the Financial Times covering financial markets and mutual funds. The article provides insights on how to best onboard and train a generation of workers accustomed to working remotely with “disparate but marketable skill sets.”

"It’s important for firms to rethink how they intend to promote such employees because they may require a less traditional path of mobility,” says Das, a respected expert in organizational behavior, human resource management, and international business.

"Firms must train to retain," notes Das. "To train young employees who have never experienced a full-time, in-office environment, firms must strike a balance between online and in-person requirements."  

"The training such employees receive must also prepare them for careers that could evolve as artificial intelligence changes the workplace."

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About Diya Das

Diya Das, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI. Das led the development of several market-driven programs at Bryant including the Leadership and Innovation Concentration and Team Project Management Concentration, and played a key role in developing and coordinating the Human Resources Concentration. She has published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the International Journal of Business Innovation and Research, and the Journal of Organizational Behavior. Das received her Ph.D. in Management from Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, her Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of Delhi’s School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with Honors, from Presidency College, University of Calcutta.


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