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How Do I Get My Millennials to Engage More In Person?

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One trend I’ve been noticing in workplaces is the empty break room, where employees would typically gather to take a break from their work routine. There is a generational explanation for this, and it is not that people are necessarily working harder. The fact is that younger employees are more likely to take breaks at… continue reading »

Can Millennials Hit Deadlines?

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  It happens, and it is annoying— you set deadlines and your employees don’t meet them. But it’s more than annoying—it disrupts workflow, affects productivity, and makes everyone else’s job more difficult. Missing deadlines is a universal problem with all generations, but I more frequently hear from managers that Millennial are not hitting their deadlines…. continue reading »

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 »

How to Maximize Millennials in Insurance

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The insurance industry is boring. At least, that’s the way Millennials see it. Research by the Insurance Institute last year revealed that “boring” was the #1 word Millennials associated with insurance. Those with experience in the industry know that is just not true, but how does the insurance industry break this misperception?  And how can… continue reading »

Pink Collar Millennials: Recruiting the Best and Brightest Millennials in Healthcare, Education and Social Services

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Hourly work has changed significantly in the past two decades, with many blue-collar jobs (particularly in manufacturing and construction) declining in number. But so-called “pink collar” hourly jobs have been soaring, with employment in educational services, healthcare and social assistance increasing substantially. In fact, a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics report showed four of every… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »