Articles tagged 'Generational issues'

Talent Management, Training & Development

Training Millennials: The Trick Is Knowing How They View Leadership

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Entry-level training programs for Millennials up to this point have neared perfection.

However, HR professionals now have another development conundrum: How do we train Generation Y for leadership?

In order to establish a leadership profile for the up-and-coming professionals, it is essential to understand the generation first. More importantly, you have to understand how they view leadership and what their role as leaders might look like. Read more…

Talent Management

3 Tips to Help Manage the Differences in a Multigenerational Workforce

Generations at Work

Today’s workforce is increasingly multigenerational due to the existence of three generations — Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennials (Generation Y).

A major challenge managers face is how to manage and motivate collaboration between their multigenerational employees. Such a diverse generational mix creates challenges for managers trying to adapt to the work styles, perspectives and motivating factors of each generation.

Bridging the gap between generationally diverse employees can be a difficult and stressful task. Read more…

HR Technology

Tech Insights: How Technology Can Help Internships, Youth Employment

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It’s a great tragedy that so many young people graduate from post-secondary education with no on-ramp to a career.

Many young people study law, teaching or medicine not because it is their calling but because those are the only programs with a clear line of sight to a job.

I’m wondering if HR Tech companies can help. Read more…

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…

Best of TLNT

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…