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Millennials in the Workplace

The Truth About Why Millennials Don't Trust Your Company

Brian Roberts | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business
Brian Roberts

Millennials are a lot like math. We're all guided by a set basic, foundational principles.

Why do so Many Gen Zers Seem to Lack that Old-Fashioned "Followership?"

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 10.05.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

By the time Gen Z (second wave Millennials, born 1990-1999) was growing up, "Question Authority!" was not a slogan anymore but a hackneyed cliché.

How to Unlock the Power of Soft Skills

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Show me an organization with a strong, positive corporate culture and I will show you an organization that is very clear about exactly which soft skill behaviors are high priority and sings about those high priority behaviors from the rooftops often.

The Soft Skills Gap: Growing Steadily From Gen X to Y to Z

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Since 1993, I've been tracking generational change in the workplace and its impact on organizations, especially the impact on supervisory relationships. Based on two decades of research, I can report that the overwhelming data points to a steady diminution in the soft-skills of young people in the workplace from Gen X to Gen Y to Gen Z.

5 Women Labor Leaders Speak Their Minds on the Future of Labor

Leslie Tolf | Posted 09.09.2015 | Business
Leslie Tolf

"A woman's rights affect everyone's rights. This is happening in sectors where people think it's not -- like manufacturing, where women might get only $11-12 an hour. Collaboration is important, and women need to come together. We also need men supporting this."

Why Do So Many Gen Zers Seem to Lack That Old-Fashioned 'Critical Thinking?'

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 09.02.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

They have never had the need. Today's information environment offers infinite answers to every question under the sun and they've always had powerful easy to use information-technology at their fingertips all the time.

Why These 11 Noteworthy Millennials and I Are Proud to Represent 'The Worst Generation'

Nina Tomaro | Posted 09.01.2015 | Business
Nina Tomaro

My generation has been labeled with character traits such as entitled, lazy, needy, unwilling to work hard, and disrespectful. Of course, I can't speak for everyone, but the "millennials" I know and have met are pretty remarkable, and it's time someone shed light on our positive qualities.

Why Do So Many Gen Zers Seem to Lack That Old-fashioned "Followership?"

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 08.20.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

By the time Gen Z (second wave Millennials, born 1990-1999) was growing up, "Question Authority!" was not a slogan anymore but a hackneyed cliché. So maybe it is too easy to explain away Gen Zers' seeming disregard for joining something larger and making personal sacrifices for the greater good.

5 Valuable Gifts of the Millennial Workforce

Shinjini Das | Posted 08.18.2015 | Business
Shinjini Das

Millennials have very fresh, unadulterated outlooks on projects, ideas, and on life, in general. This authentic judgment of a situation combined with the diehard optimism characteristic of anyone in their 20's or 30's is infectious and creates a pulsating and productive environment.

7 Ways to Get Noticed At Work

Ashley Stahl | Posted 08.17.2015 | Women
Ashley Stahl

The truth is that the people who get promoted are doing more than just getting the work done. Studies show that how we value an employee's competence changes according to how much we like or dislike that person. In other words, being really good at your job isn't enough.

The 5.4 Percent Unemployment Rate Means Nothing for Millennials

Ashley Stahl | Posted 08.17.2015 | Business
Ashley Stahl

Despite the unprecedented challenges facing our generation -- unique challenges that no other generation has been confronted with -- there are actions you can take to increase your chances of landing a job.

Five Reasons Why Helicopter Parents Are Sabotaging Their Children's Careers

Ashley Stahl | Posted 08.14.2015 | Business
Ashley Stahl

While it's beautiful that today's parents take an interest in their children's lives, there's a point at which they are doing more harm than good. If you're still over-parenting an adult child, here are five reasons why you need to retire the helicopter.

4 Ways to Overcome a Lack of 'Relevant' Work Experience

Ashley Stahl | Posted 08.14.2015 | College
Ashley Stahl

Do something. In other words, don't wait to get hired. Expressing your gifts in non-traditional ways -- starting meet-ups, blogging, consulting -- is a great strategy to gain rich experience through initiative -- no guidance or permission needed.

72 Percent of HS Students Are Entrepreneurial and Corporate America Just Doesn't Get It

Crystal Kadakia | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Crystal Kadakia

According to a study done by Millennial Branding and, 72% of high school students want to start their own business someday. 61% percent expect to start a business right out of college. Little do employers know, but Corporate America is quickly becoming the 'back up' option -- what do to if all else fails.

6 Reasons Your Next Hire Should Be a Millennial

Lindsey Graff | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Lindsey Graff

Millennials aren't lazy, spoiled, or entitled. Sure, we're known for taking selfies, instagramming food pics, and questioning norms, but when harnessed correctly, millennials can be a powerful force for growth in any organization.

Why Do So Many Gen Zers Seem to Lack That Old-Fashioned "Professionalism?"

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Why do Gen Zers not, like those of previous generations, quickly realize that young adults need to make the adjustment to the grown-up world?

Three Ways Millennials Can Overcome Rejection

Gloria Larson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Gloria Larson

When was the last time you felt a sense of rejection? Perhaps you encountered a difficult situation with a group of friends or received some negative feedback from your manager at work.

The Great Generational Shift is Underway

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

I began tracking the great "Generation Shift" that is now underway in the workforce in 1993. Back then I was conducting the original research that led to my first book, "Managing Generation X."

5 Ways Millennials Are in Danger of Bank Fraud

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.28.2015 | Business

Millennials aren't incredibly worried about bank fraud -- but they should be. According to a 2014 Federal Trade Commission study, 20- to 29-year-olds are the highest reporting group for identity theft, making up a full fifth of complaints across all age brackets.

What Are Gen Zers Looking For In a Boss?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Gen Zers, what I call the "second wave" Millennials born between1990-99, will never be content to labor quietly and obediently in a sink-or-swim environment.

How Do You Become an Employer of Choice for Gen Zers?

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Too many employers who are trying to hire the best of the best today are still offering the same long-term career opportunities, together with traditional, old-fashioned rewards they've been offering for decades

5 Ways for You to Give Back Even If You Work for "The Man"

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

As a child of the 1990s-2000s who grew up on Boy Meets World, I love professionally mentoring millennials who are a few years younger than myself. I have an inner "Mr. Feeny" and can't help but take young millenals under my wing.

Hiring Generation Z: The Second Wave Millennials

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

The whole point of crafting a compelling recruiting message is to attract a sufficiently large applicant pool from which you can choose selectively. The biggest mistake hiring managers make is continuing the "attraction campaign" until the job candidate has accepted the job and sometimes until the new employee is already at work.

Start Prepping Now -- Generation Z Is En Route

Erica Dhawan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Erica Dhawan

You might have just gotten a handle on the Millennials, but it's already time to prepare for the next generation trickling into the workforce: Generation Z. Born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Generation Z is growing up at the peak of technological advancement and innovation.

It's Hiring Season: Get Ready for the Class of 2015

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

On a macro level, Generation Z represents a tipping point in the post-Boomer generational shift transforming the workforce. With older (first-wave) Boomers now retiring in droves, they are taking with them the last vestiges of the old-fashioned work ethic.