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Hiring Millennials: 5 Questions to Ask a Millennial Job Candidate, and the Answers that May Surprise You

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Millennials place different priorities on what they are looking for in a job. And its not always the priorities you would think. They place a high value on professional development opportunities; they want to work for companies with values aligned with their own; they like to be trusted that the work will still get done,… continue reading »

Busting Myths: Millennials have No Loyalty in the Workplace

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If you hire a Millennial, you can’t expect them to stay around long. At least, that’s what most employers think when they hire people who are in the early years of their career. But it turns out that Millennials do not “job hop” any more than young people of previous generations. To the extent that… continue reading »

5 Things Millennials are Thankful For

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Being a Millennial isn’t easy. More so than other generations, members of the Millennial generation are dealing with crushing levels of student debt. Forbes reported that 57 percent of Millennials “regret how much they borrowed” for education, and now it’s delaying Millennials’ ability to buy a home, get married or do other things they want to… continue reading »

4 More Millennial Traits

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Last week, we wrote about how Millennials were raised by their parents to feel special, sheltered and confident. Those three Millennial traits mark that generation’s personality, shaped by their parents and the prevailing cultural influences of the times. But there are four more traits of Millennials worth paying attention to: Team-oriented, Conventional, Achieving and Pressured. Team-Oriented… continue reading »

3 Notable Traits of Millennials

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Special, sheltered and confident — those three characteristics are among the major traits of Millennials. Every generation has its own personality—attitudes, behaviors and traits that are shaped by experiences in their formative years. In a generation’s youth, the prevailing cultural, social, and economic environment creates a permanent imprint that lasts a lifetime. This imprint creates signature traits…. continue reading »

Can the GOP Win Back Millennials Before 2020?

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Millennials comprise the largest generation of eligible voters this fall. Nearly half of Millennials refuse to identify themselves as Republican or Democrat, but the majority of Millennials are planning to vote for Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8. Will the GOP be able to recover the Millennial vote before 2020? Representing 31 percent of the electorate… continue reading »

Myth: Millennials are Digital Addicts and Avoid In-Person Communication

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Millennials are digital addicts. They post Instagram photos from the dinner table, check Snapchat before they get out of bed in the morning and are more concerned about losing their phone than losing their wallet. Combine this with their inability to have a face-to-face conversation, and, well… the essence of humanity hangs in the balance…. continue reading »

How to Coach Goal-Oriented Millennial Employees

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It’s counterintuitive, but Millennials in the workplace are far more goal-oriented than their Boomer and GenX counterparts. You may be thinking that Millennials are starry-eyed dreamers, but that was the Boomer generation when they were young. Or maybe you are thinking that Millennials are slackers, just drifting to and fro, but that was GenXers when they were young. Of… continue reading »

Millennials Leading the Way to a Gig Economy

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More than one-third of Millennials don’t have a “traditional,” full-time, 9-to-5 job with benefits. Instead, this generation is leading the rise of the “gig economy”. In this new post-recession environment, Millennials are trying to make ends meet and build a career through a variety of freelance and part-time contract jobs. The term “gig economy” was… continue reading »

Busting Myths: Millennials are Lazy and Perpetually Late

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100 million people known as Millennials are lazy and perpetually late. Values like promptness and industriousness have gone by the wayside with this generation. Civilization, as we know it is ending. But wait, before you retreat to your fallout shelter waiting for the world to end, there is new research that proves otherwise. An increasing number… continue reading »

Busting Myths about Millennials: Job Hopping

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The ongoing narrative is that Millennials are serial job-hoppers—ungrateful and unloyal. “Why bother hiring them,” managers say, “if they only stay 6 months?” But new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests this narrative is just not true. It turns out that Millennials are no more likely to “hop” than previous generations when they… continue reading »

5 Ways to Get Millennials to Want to Work for You

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Ping pong tables, latte machines, free kale smoothies, a nap room — sounds like a paradise workplace for Millennials, right? Maybe — but maybe not. It turns out that “perks” like this do not make young professionals feel fulfilled at work for the long term. The first Millennials were graduating college and entering the workforce… continue reading »