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In Defense of Gen Y

Phu Nguyen | Posted 02.18.2015 | College
Phu Nguyen

When we found out expectation paired with effort wasn't the end all, we added new needs to the equation of success. These needs became creativity, the ability to see beyond expectation and hard work, and the need to change the landscape of what we want success to be.

Mentoring Millennials for Management

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

If you're looking to bring out the very best in your organization's next generation of leaders, it's important to find creative ways to connect junior talent with more seasoned employees or leaders -- both through formal and informal mentoring arrangements.

The How, Where and Why of Managing Gen Y

David Halliday | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
David Halliday

With their laid back attitude and multitasking approach, the tech-savvy Gen Y might be the hardest generation yet to manage in a corporate environment. Organizational psychologist Kathy Turner offers insight on how to optimize the performance of your Gen Y workers.

Put Millennials' Passion to Work

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 10.08.2014 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

Every generation wants to make its mark on the world, and millennials are no different. Having grown up in an era where technological innovation and global inclusion are the norm, they come to the workplace with a different set of ideas and expectations.

The Top 3 Most Impactful Mistakes Managers Make When Managing Millennials

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 04.28.2014 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

It's becoming a well known fact that it takes an expanded set of skills to manage Gen Y/Millennials. While there are common mistakes to avoid such as micromanagement, this article focuses on the top 3 impactful mistakes -- those behaviors by managers that have the biggest bang for the buck, the biggest impact for minute moments.

Bridging the Generation Gap in the Workplace

Randy Hain | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Randy Hain

It doesn't require a radical makeover of our beliefs, values and organizational structures to prepare Gen Y for leadership. They view the world differently, but so did we at the beginning of our careers.

Dispelling 4 Ridiculous Myths About GenY Workers

Brazen Life | Posted 09.16.2013 | College
Brazen Life

While Millennial workers' mindset may seem different to other generations, that doesn't mean they're any less engaged. So rather than poke more fun at this generation, let's work on setting some of these stigmas straight.

Drinking Trends to Cheers to!

Maude Standish | Posted 07.07.2013 | Taste
Maude Standish

Four alcohol consumption trends that Millennials are giving cheers to.

Six Reasons Why Your PR Campaign Isn't Working

Rebekah Epstein | Posted 06.15.2013 | Small Business
Rebekah Epstein

PR is one very important ingredient in the recipe for success, but just like Rome wasn't built in a day, your brand won't be built in a day (or a month or even a year). It takes time and patience to build a long-lasting brand with loyal customers.

Filling the Leadership Pipeline: Developing the Reluctant Emerging Leader

Jennifer V. Miller | Posted 05.01.2014 | Business
Jennifer V. Miller

For many qualified young professionals, formal leadership was perceived as an exhausting, thankless role. Yet, Millennials have ambition. Young professionals do aspire to leadership roles -- just not the ones that their Baby Boomer colleagues have coveted so fiercely.

The Most Demanding Age Group When It Comes To Money

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 10.09.2012 | Small Business

Gen Y catches a lot of flack for being the "entitlement generation," but new research reveals that they're not the most demanding age group when it co...

The Biggest Interview Mistake

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Small Business

Just because Mark Zuckerberg gets away with a hoodie and flip-flops doesn’t mean employers are OK with you dressing down for an interview. Wearin...

Why Young People Prefer Startups

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.28.2012 | Small Business

Members of Generation Y are shunning large corporate companies in favor of startups and small businesses, a new study by Payscale and Millenial Brandi...

How Millennials Are Shaping The Future Of Social Entrepreneurship And Technology

Melissa Richer | Posted 12.28.2014 | Impact
Melissa Richer

Right now, social entrepreneurship is a hot trend and there are funders, conferences, university departments and newspaper sections devoted to it.

Does the Labor Market Punish M(O)thers?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nanette Fondas

The key to a successful workplace is to find the fit that keeps each person productive and engaged, not just mothers but all others too: young, old, fast- and slow-lane, single, parents, newcomers, and veteran workers.

How to Get Your Twenty Something Off the Couch!

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Summer is approaching and your twenty something is graduating. The last thing you want is your twenty something using their lack of experience and the slow job market as an excuse to lay on the couch watching reality TV.

Peaceful Revolution: What Gen Y Really Wants -- And Why We Should Care

Astri von Arbin Ahlander and Yelizavetta Kofman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Astri von Arbin Ahlander and Yelizavetta Kofman

If companies want to find loyal, dedicated employees from the Gen Y-Fi crop, it is in their best interest to insist that the government prioritize national health care and social security.

"I'm not an Adultolescent!"

Christine Hassler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Hassler

I read your posts about adultolescents. As a hard-working member of Gen Y, I feel like I have to overcome a lot of stereotypes like the carefree, irr...

Generation Y: Too Demanding at Work? | Anthony Balderrama | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Not too long ago, the generation gap meant parents didn't understand why ripped jeans cost twice as much as regular ones or why every other word comin...