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Best of 2016: Millennials at Work Edition

December 20, 2016

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Let the deluge of “year-end lists” begin. I don’t know about you, but sometimes the events they mention seem so long ago that I have to double-check they happened within this calendar year. Was it really just four months ago that we were all captivated by Simone Biles, Michael Phelps and the rest of our […]

Millennials on TV: ‘The Great Indoors’ Is Full of Clichés…and a Few Truths

December 6, 2016

Are you watching the new CBS show “The Great Indoors?” Get your Millennial Cliché Bingo card ready because the sitcom is chock full of them! Everyone gets a trophy: Check. Pingpong tables and beanbag chairs as office furniture: Check. A helicopter mom complaining about her son’s performance review: Check. Older people who can’t effectively use […]

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It’s Holiday Party Time! How to Find the Perfect Mix of Work and Play at the Company Celebration

December 2, 2016

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‘Tis the season for holiday gatherings, including the company holiday party. It’s likely your employer will have some sort of celebration: More than 90 percent of businesses held one in 2015, up from 75 percent in 2014, according to executive search firm Battalia Winston. Many organizations today are more likely to have frequent social events […]

Beyond “Hang In There”: My Favorite Motivational Quotations

November 1, 2016

Before there was “Grumpy Cat,” there was “Hang In There” cat. Most of us remember seeing that poster tacked up in a break room or classroom at some point. No matter how cheesy some of them can be, there’s a reason people put motivational quotes on signs and plaques, ecards and memes: There’s something about […]

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The Final Election-at-Work Survival Guide: How to Make Non-Political Small Talk

October 28, 2016

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Are you beyond tired talking of about you-know-what? I am. The epic presidential election of 2016 may even be causing your blood pressure to rise: a recent poll from the American Psychological Association found that more than half of Americans say the 2016 election is a very or somewhat significant source of stress. The final […]

Lead with the ‘Why’: How to Emphasize Purpose to Attract Millennials

September 9, 2016

What is your company’s mission? If you said it was to sell widgets or provide advice, you’re not going to be in the best position to attract millennial employees. That’s because many millennials are inspired to work when they know their company has a purpose beyond profits. In fact, more than half of college-educated millennials […]

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Purpose Over Paycheck: How to Show Millennials the Meaning Behind the Work

Experience Trumps Stuff: Even Old-School Companies Can Freshen Up With This On-Trend Strategy

June 10, 2016

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You’ve heard me talk a lot about how experience is everything to millennials, and in today’s environment unique experiences are the ultimate currency. In fact, three-quarters of today’s millennials would choose to spend their money on an experience rather than buying something, according to a study by Eventbrite and Harris. That’s why I encourage employers to offer […]

Experience Trumps Stuff: Even Old-School Companies Can Freshen Up With This On-Trend Strategy

Making the Case: How to Retain Millennials in Law

May 17, 2016

This year, we’ve seen news about companies in traditional industries like banking and consulting changing long-standing work practices to address millennials’ expectations about work-life balance and flexibility. (Of course, as one CEO told me, these changes are celebrated by all other generations as well.) One industry, however, remains as traditional as ever: law. In an […]

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