Category Archives: Millennials

Rethinking Startups and Job Creation

June 7, 2016   

There is a widespread belief that startups are great engines for the economy and for job creation. The myth is so widespread, it has a notable impact on where and how young people now approach their job search. If you survey a group of recent graduates or college students on the summer job market about […]

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Theranos and Holmes After Theranos

June 4, 2016   

Over the past year, few CEOs have received more attention than Elizabeth Holmes—the exceptionally young and female one-time billionaire whose fortune evolved around a single desired medical technology: an inexpensive, fast and easy way to conduct blood tests. This week, news reports announced that Holmes’s rise and fall was over. Once worth an estimated 9 […]

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2016’s Top Talent Management Priority

May 16, 2016   

Deloitte’s recently released study found that in 2016, the top priority for talent managers is organization design. As the study reports: After three years of struggling to drive employee engagement and retention, improve leadership, and build a meaningful culture, executives see a need to redesign the organization itself, with 92 percent of survey participants rating […]

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After Fracking, Young Workers Struggle

May 1, 2016   

It seemed like only yesterday that anyone could land a high-paying job in the energy sector. Indeed, between 2010 and 2013 as fracking increased, some communities in oil-rich regions even started to see rising high school drop out rates as young men abandoned their studies to obtain entry-level positions with attractive $50,000 to $75,000 salaries […]

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Software to Excite Millennials At Your Next Meeting or Corporate Event

March 12, 2016   

The Millennial View of Meetings Millennials don’t inherently hate meetings. In fact, quite the opposite might be true. We’re trained to believe Millennials shun anything seen as traditional in the workplace, but that’s not the reality. Millennials may embrace the idea of meetings more than older generations, particularly when they provide opportunities for human, face-to-face […]

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8 of the Most Common Talent Management Mishaps Made by Startups

February 28, 2016   

In today’s marketplace, just the word “startup” conjures images of a glamorous, fast-paced career where innovators are coming together to change the world. While that might be true for some startups, it’s not the norm. This past week has really highlighted some of the issues happening with startups and technology companies in general. Two big […]

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How to Keep Your Employees Happy, Productive and Engaged During the Holidays

November 25, 2015   

As we approach Thanksgiving in the U.S., that means that Hanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s and the other winter holidays aren’t far behind. For most people, this means a time of celebration and gathering with friends and family, but for employers it can mean a time when employees lose focus, take substantial amounts of time […]

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Recognizing and Managing Overachievers

November 5, 2015   

The term overachiever can draw sharp and distinctive reactions from people, particularly in the workplace. On one side are people who view overachievers as the dream employees, while there are some who feel the term is one that’s not necessarily positive. While “overachiever” isn’t a new term, it’s become more prevalent in talent management, particularly […]

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Understanding the Millennial Job Search

October 23, 2015   

Millennials are undoubtedly the future of the workforce, and employers are always searching for the tools and techniques that are going to allow them to source the best talent from this multi-faceted generation. By 2020 millennials will account for 40 percent of the workforce, making understanding how to not only manage but also how to […]

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Sleep and Productivity: Making the Critical Connection

January 31, 2015   

Ben Franklin famously said, Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. This advice has been echoed through the ages, and many have noted the advantages of early rising and encourage developing it as a regular habit. That’s all well and good, but you can also go to bed early, […]

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