Category: Coaching Millennials

How Can I Get My Millennials to Take Their Work Seriously? 

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This is a common question that comes up when I’m speaking or training executives who work with Millennials — “How can I get my Millennial employees to take their work seriously?!” The idea that Millennials don’t take their work as seriously as their older professional counterparts is largely a myth. Studies have shown that in… continue reading »

Game-ify Your Workplace

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  For a generation that grew up with Nintendo, Play Station, and Xbox 360, it makes sense that Millennials seek out fun ways accomplish tasks and achieve goals at work. It is estimated that 70 percent of the largest companies today are using some form of gamification to attract and retain their young talent. Wait…… continue reading »

How to Attract and Keep Blue-Collar Millennial Employees

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Over the past two decades, the nature of hourly work in the United States has changed dramatically — with blue collar jobs making up a smaller percentage of hourly jobs and technological advancement that has yielded significant growth in productivity. The result: A drastic decline in the demand for blue-collar workers, and a simultaneous “graying”… continue reading »

Millennial Engagement, Innovation and Creativity at Work

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Almost a year ago, I started CoachingMillennials with two Millennials — my son, Nick, and Georgia Howe, whose father Neil Howe I had the privilege to work with and has done significant research and writing on generations. We continue to research, write and speak about Millennials in the workplace, Millennial issues and more. This year,… continue reading »

Millennials, Professional Feedback and the New Performance Review Model

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If Millennials had their way in the workplace, the “annual performance review” would go the way of the fax machine and punch clock. Millennials grew up with “Google” as a verb, as in “to google” virtually any answer to any question. More recently, services like Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and other digital concierges make finding… 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 »

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 »

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 »