Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 14

Infographic: How the Best and Brightest Millennials Live, Shop and Dream | Adweek

Forbes surveyed nominees to its 30 Under 30 list to find out their beliefs and habits. Infographic: Carlos Monteiro Upwardly mobile millennials are easily the most sought-after demo for marketers and advertisers, so when Forbes publishes its highly coveted 30 Under 30 list, many take note. This year, Forbes went further and surveyed nearly 500 …

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Apr 14

How do ‘stressed out’ millennials cope? Video games, of course

“Stressed Out,” the hit song by Columbus, Ohio, duo twenty one pilots, has spent an astounding 28 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and shows little sign of slowdown. The track stirs up memories of treehouses and “when our momma sang us to sleep” — simpler times before student loan debt, the need to make money and self-consciousness took over. The song’s success can’t help but make one wonder: Why exactly are millennials …

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Apr 14

The Shocking Truth About Millennials – Forbes

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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Apr 12

Gender pay gap: Young women are asking for (and getting) more pay than men – Apr. 12, 2016

Women are likely to be paid less than men hired for the exact same role. Unless, that is, they’re recent college grads, a new study shows. Women in technology, sales or marketing with two years’ or less experience actually got salary offers that were 7% higher than those received by equally inexperienced men, according to …

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Apr 11

Social Video Way More Important than TV for Generation Z

Source: Social Video Way More Important than TV for Generation Z   According to a latest study,  the “video diet” of today’s 13-24 year olds is no longer just a snack – it has become an around-the-clock smorgasbord. Research by Defy Media indicates that this age group are consuming social video across a range of new platforms, and …

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Apr 11

Personal Identity Strengths | Research finds younger generation most savvy online. | The Global Recruiter

Research from CV-Library has found 16-24 year olds are the savviest when it comes to online personal identity – an issue which is set to change the future face of recruitment. The workers, known as ‘Generation Z’ are actually those most open to the idea of using pictures in recruitment without fear of discrimination, with …

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Apr 11

Three future workplace trends that are challenging HR as we know it – SmartCompany

  Our children will have very different careers than us or our parents before us. Workplaces are evolving faster than ever before and this is challenging the way we manage and lead our people. At wattsnext we have a very keen interest in the future of work and I regularly travel to the US to …

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Apr 11

For Generation Z, Email Has Become a Rite of Passage – WSJ

Your personal hierarchy of life-altering firsts likely includes your first kiss, your first time behind the wheel or the first time you left home. For members of Generation Z, now in their teens or early 20s, another rite of passage has taken on outsize importance: sending your first email. “I’m more of an adult now …

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Apr 10

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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Apr 10

As millennials enter workforce, what does it mean for tomorrow’s workplace? | The Wichita Eagle

Many experts and corporate managers lament that millennials lack “soft skills” Soft skills includes work ethic, communication, motivation, ability to work with others But some counter that younger workers work differently and companies must adapt. Is it rude to check Facebook during a work meeting? How about telling your boss you think his idea is …

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