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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Can I Take One of These Guys Home with Me?

So I walk into the Apple Store today to get some help with my new I-phone. You know, the phone that is supposed to be intuitive. First let me say that my husband and I are boasting to all of our friends that we successfully set up a customized ringtone on my new I-phone and […]

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Generation Integration: Leveraging Workforce Challenges into Opportunities

I just gave a speech at the Boston CEO Club where I highlighted five things companies can do to engage employees across the generations. Here they are: Provide opportunities to do interesting work. Offer flexible work options so employees can on-ramp and off-ramp as life events dictate changes. Adjust your benefit plans to reflect the […]

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Hiring Millennials, When Times are Supposed to be Tough

In yesterday’s post, I told the story about a reporter who kept insisting that Millennials were changing their stripes to adapt to a difficult job market. In today’s BusinessWeek, they are saying exactly what I kept saying to the reporter. BusinessWeek reports that the average 2007 change in entry-level hiring is -2.0%. Hardly enough to […]

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Are Millennials Changing Their Stripes?

I recently responded to a reporter’s query on the Millennials in Corporate America. She was looking for specific examples of companies who were no longer going out of their way to recruit this sector of the workforce, due to the waning economy. She was also looking for examples of Millennials who were “acting differently” because […]

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