Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 14

Millennials really are the best at hopping from job to job — Quartz

New data from LinkedIn confirms what we’ve suspected all along: Millennials are really fickle when it comes to employment. Analyzing 3 million US profiles, LinkedIn found that workers who graduated between 2006 and 2010 have switched jobs 2.85 times on average in the first five years they’ve been out of school. In contrast, the Gen …

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Apr 14

GITEC 2016: To Retain Millennials, Feds Focus on Hands-On Experience | FedTech Magazine

If they want to retain millennials, federal agencies need to meet the expectations of younger workers who want experience with innovative and modern technologies, said several federal officials who spoke at a panel on government workforce hiring and retention at the 2016 GITEC Summit in Baltimore. The Government Accountability Office estimates that by September 2017, about 600,000federal …

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Apr 14

Four Lessons From A Millennial’s Dream Boss – Forbes

Academics, entrepreneurs, and management thought leaders have been trying to decode what it takes to effectively lead Millennials since they arrived into the workplace a decade ago. Carey Smith, CEO of Big Ass Solutions (formerly Big Ass Fans, and named so because customers would see their immensity and say, “Woah, those are some big ass …

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Apr 14

Entitled? Try Empowered: Why Millennials Work the Way They Do | Adweek

Evolving generational values and new technologies have given rise to a new type of worker. Getty Images What’s the matter with “kids” today … at work? Across our great nation, grumpy middle managers, executives and owners alike are wondering who these fresh-faced, impatient and entitled millennials think they are with all their outsized demands. I’m here …

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Apr 14

Student Loan Aid Helps Employers Attract Millennials

Rent subsidies, too, entice—and help—younger workers with debt By Steve Bates  4/12/2016 With a student loan payment of $351 per month and a 5-year-old son, Elaine Florentino was thrilled to land her first full-time job in 2015 at PwC, an audit, accounting and tax services firm based in Boston. She was also thrilled to learn …

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Apr 14

More millennials look to apprenticeships, avoiding college – Red Alert Politics

(Corey Perrine/Naples Daily News via AP) Despite the benefits of college for graduates, only 34 percent of 25- to 29-year-old Americans have a bachelor’s degree or more. To get a better understanding of the millennial workforce, the public gaze needs to extend beyond college students. Some millennials, holding no desire to attend college, choose apprenticeships …

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Apr 14

Coca-Cola Says Millennials Are Behind Its New Parental Leave Policy – Fortune

The gender-neutral benefits apply to…most. Coca-Cola Company KO -0.09% is the latest employer to extend its paid leave policy beyond biological mothers—and it’s giving millennials props for spurring the change. In a blog post on Monday, the soft drink giant announced that, starting Jan. 1, 2017, it will offer six weeks of fully paid leave …

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Apr 14

How Millennials Are Changing The Accountant Of Tomorrow – Forbes

Last year, millennials (individuals born between 1981 and 1997) officially surpassed Generation Xers (individuals born between 1965 and 1980) as the largest generation in the U.S. workforce. With approximately 53.5 million millennials working today, businesses can’t afford to ignore the impact this group is having – and will continue to have – on the workplace. …

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Apr 14

Millennials: More Miserable Than Ever Before | Fox Business

Born between 1980 and 2000, the Millennials have thrown a wrench into American society that puzzles older generations. Dr. Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, first explained the differences between Millennials and other generations in her 2006 ground breaking book “Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled …

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Apr 14

McHenry County companies look for opportunities to keep Millennials | Northwest Herald

CRYSTAL LAKE – When searching for a job after college, Kyle Swenson didn’t want location to determine where he would begin his career, a decision he admits not many of his friends would make. Swenson, 26, settled on Eisenmann Corp., a global company that provides environmentally friendly engineering services with U.S. headquarters in Crystal Lake, …

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