Articles tagged 'Generational issues'

Culture, Talent Management

Five Great Out-of-the-Box Ways to Engage Your Employees

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It’s no secret that employee engagement drives productivity in the workplace.

In fact, organizations with a high level of engagement reported having 21 percent higher productivity, according to research by Gallup.

In an effort to create an engaging company culture that both boosts productivity in the workplace and creates loyal employees, companies are choosing to adopt new, unique ways of keeping their workers satisfied and engaged while at work. Read more…

HR Insights, Talent Management

The Time is Right: Millennial Achievers to Need Step Up and Lead

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I’ve been writing and speaking about Millennials since they first made their way into the workplace as teenagers in 1998.

Since then, I’ve interacted with thousands of mature business owners and leaders who’ve confessed their struggles and frustrations in managing this enigmatic generation.

Today, more than half of all Millennials (born 1980-2000) are 25 and older, and the part-time teen workers of 1998 are now 35 years-old. They hate being lumped into a generational heap that’s been branded and widely criticized for being inherently lazy and entitled.

This is especially true for those overachieving Millennials, who are anything but lazy and entitled. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

New Data Tells Some Surprising Truths about Millennials

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Most employers say that competing for talent is one of their greatest challenges.

Employers that want to remain competitive will need to meet the requirements of rapidly shifting demographics in the workforce.

Cangrade, a company specializing in data science and predictive analytics to help firms hire, engage, and retain employees, crunched the numbers from their recent large-scale study. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Why One Millennial Thinks You Should Be Hiring Older Workers

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There‘s much discussion about Generation Y and the benefits we bring to the workforce, but what about the Baby Boomers who are often times overlooked?

This generation is 76 million strong, and Boomers are now working far beyond the retirement age.

According to the Labor of Bureau Statistics, the labor force will continue to age, with the annual growth rate of the 55-and-older group projected to be 4.1 percent, four (4) times the rate of growth of the overall labor force. By contrast, the annual growth rate of the 25-to-54-year age group will be 0.3 percent, and that of the young age group consisting of 16-to-24-year-olds will be essentially flat. Read more…

Best of TLNT

Motivating People: It Takes the Four Roots of Engagement

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 11. Our regular content will return Monday. Hau’oli Makahiki Hou!

Haven’t we talked about employee engagement enough?

Nope! Despite the amount of time, energy and effort that organizations around the globe are investing in helping engage people in work, things aren’t improving much. Read more…

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Are Millennial Employees Truly Different, or Just Younger?

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 27. Our regular content will return on Jan. 5, 2015. 

A lot of people sell books and give presentations that suggest that Millennial employees, those born between 1976 and 1996 (Millennials, or Gen Y) are significantly different from employees born between 1965 and 1975 (Generation X), and radically different from people born during the 20 years before 1965 (Baby Boomers).

But are Millennials truly different, or are they just younger? Read more…

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What You Should Know About Recruiting Millennials

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Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT annual tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 45. Our regular content will return on Jan. 5, 2015. Happy Holidays! 

The workforce is changing. Millennials are entering the workforce in droves and can add so much to an organization.

While managing Millennials can pose some interesting challenges to management, the upside is tremendous, with the fresh ideas and hard work they bring. Read more…

HR Technology

Tech Insights: The Rising Tide of “Small” Employee or Business Apps

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I wanted to share an overview of a few of the trends I noticed in HR technology this year. What caught my eye are applications that are simple, small, employee-oriented, or business-oriented.

I did an earlier column (Reducing Technology to a Yes or No Proposition) which mentioned Celpax: a wonderfully simple means for measuring employee mood. However, Celpax was not alone; many vendors stressed their software was simple rather than stressing it was powerful.

In a sense, this is just a continuation of the old emphasis on “user friendliness” or the newer term “user experience.” The difference is that vendors are intentionally minimizing the number of features to get the right user experience. They aim to close the gap between what the software can do and what users actually do with it. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Talent Management

Three Engagement Trends to Plan Next Year’s Strategy By

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Since 2007, Modern Survey has been releasing the results of their annual State of Engagement survey each Fall, and since it’s pretty much the only large-scale engagement study released in Q4, it is extremely helpful in giving organizations an idea of workforce attitudes heading into the New Year.

This year’s report is no different, and identifies three (3) key trends that will be very helpful when planning your 2015 engagement strategy: Read more…

Classic TLNT

Young Millennials: Here’s the Best Christmas Gift You Could Give Them

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Editor’s Note: The holiday season is here, and TLNT is again getting into the spirit with some classic past holiday posts. Look for them until Christmas Eve.

The employment landscape in America for 16- to 24-year-olds is abysmal — the worst it’s been in more than 50 years.

So if you’ve got a teen or a young adult on your holiday gift list, don’t head to the mall or to your nearest big box retailer. What they need most from you cannot be found in stores.

According to this recent story in the Huffington Post, the employment rate for teens between the ages of 16 and 19 has fallen 42 percent over the last decade: 2.2 million teens and 4.3 million young adults aged 20 to 24 are neither working nor in school. Of those without school or work, 21 percent — or 1.4 million — are young parents. Read more…