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Category Archives: Millennials

Will Obama’s New Overtime Rules Put the “Nap Culture” to Rest?

For the past several years, companies have been trying to outdo one another with an array of perks that remind younger workers of their youth. Walk into any newly designed office these days and you’ll see the mandatory ping-pong table as well as the dedicated space where workers are encouraged to take naps. Is this […]

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The Shocking Truth About Millennials

Companies are spending a ton of money trying to figure out how to attract and engage the millennials, when all a long they’ve had the answers right in front of them. A recent article in the Harvard Business Review, written by Bruce Pfau, titled, What Do Millennials Really Want From Work, is quite revealing. According […]

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How To Impress Your First Boss

As I drove through town this afternoon, I saw another group of Smith College graduates ready to take on the world. How fortunate for today’s grads to be leaving school at a time when there are actually jobs. Congratulations to all of you who have just graduated and landed your first “real” job. Here’s my […]

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Why You Are Struggling To Fill Sales Jobs With Millennials-Part II

In part one of this two part article, we shared stories and ideas on why so many companies are struggling to fill sales jobs with millennials. In this post, Part II, we’ll share what you can do to reverse this trend. Start solving the millennial challenge now, says Francis. “Building the best team possible is […]

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Why You Are Struggling To Fill Sales Jobs With Millennials-Part I

A few decades ago, a career in sales was a much sought-after career by young graduates entering the workforce. College seniors would clamor to get on the interview list of on-campus recruiters representing blue-chip companies like IBM and Xerox who were hungry for top sales talent. Today, it’s much harder to sell young people on […]

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Five Keys To Building A Joyous Life

I know a lot of people who move through life as if they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. You probably know some of these people as well. They are the friends on Facebook who start each day with a tale of another disaster that has just taken place in their […]

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Purposelful Hiring: How To Attract Millennials To Your Workplace

Deloitte just released its fourth annual Millennial Survey and the findings suggest what Millennials (and me) have known all along. Employers are barking up the wrong tree when it comes to hiring. That may very well explain why businesses are having an extremely difficult time attracting and hiring talent. Business leaders need to take a […]

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The Truth About Youth

Here are some of the cold hard facts about today’s youth. Most will not stay with your company for the rest of their lives. Maximize the time you have together and when you part ways, do so knowing you’ve enriched the life of another person on this planet. With youth comes inexperience. They are not […]

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A Letter to the Class of 2010 (Not a Typo)

Dear Class of 2010, I’m sorry to say that your time in the sun is fading fast. Those of you who have gotten comfortable in your job at the country store, instead of continuing to pursue a job in your field, are now facing the reality of being yesterday’s news. You ask, how can this […]

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Recruiting 2.0

Are you using 1.0 recruiting methods to bring on Generation 2.0? No wonder why you are having a difficult time filling  entry-level positions or those positions that are well suited for newly minted grads. That saying, “if you can’t beat them, join them” is ringing quite true in the world of recruitment. Here are some […]

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