Generation Y/Millennials Archives | Lindsey Pollak's Blog

Millennial and Multigenerational Workplace Expert Lindsey Pollak's blog covers future of work topics. Dive in below to learn how to navigate these unprecedented times in the workplace.


Lazy. Selfish. Financially Flighty. 5 Millennial Myths Busted

June 16, 2017

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We’ve all heard so many myths about millennials. And, of course, they’re mostly super negative.  If you’re a regular reader of my blog (thank you!), have heard one of my presentations or have watched my TEDx talk, you know I spend a lot of time trying to dispel millennial myths, especially among different generations at […]

What are the Different Generations in the Workplace? Your Definitive Guide

May 16, 2017

When we talk about generational differences, it’s easy to fall into overly generalized stereotypes: Baby Boomers are responsible. (Funny, they used to be called the “Me Generation.”) Millennials are slackers. (Wait, wasn’t that Gen X?) Gen Xers are neglected middle children. (Paging Jan Brady.) Gen Zs march to their own drum. (Like…every generation before them?) […]

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The No. 1 Reason Millennial Diversity Matters for Employers

August 19, 2014

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The face of the future American workforce is changing — quite literally. According to the Pew Research Center, 43 percent of Millennial adults (also known as Generation Y) are non-white, which is the highest percentage in American history. And the U.S. Census Bureau projects our country will become majority non-white as early as 2043. But diversity among […]

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Management Solutions for Millennials and Managers of All Ages

August 12, 2014

Bruce Tulgan is a leadership and management expert and bestselling author whose latest book The 27 Challenges Managers Face: Step-by-Step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems is due out in September. I recently connected with him to get some advice for new managers and how their employers can help them succeed. Here’s what […]

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Organizations with Millennials in Leadership Roles Perform Better

August 8, 2014

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Development Dimensions International has released its annual Global Leadership Forecast, and the report finds that organizations with higher percentages of women and Millennials in leadership roles perform better. There’s no doubt Millennials are the future of our organizations, so it’s time to start understanding who they are, what they want from their employers and how […]

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The Personal Choices Millennials Are Making and Why They’re Making Them

August 1, 2014

The Millennial generation’s common traits have been studied, discussed and debated far and wide: they’re always connected, they’re ambitious, they’re seeking purposeful lives and more. These traits shape the way Millennials act and the choices they make — both in their work and personal lives. This week I’ve found a collection of articles that shed […]

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Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

July 18, 2014

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In my “Now Trending” series, I curate recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Want to Know What Millennials Want? Just Ask Them That’s just what RingCentral and Survey Monkey did in January and they found Millennials want […]


New SHRM Foundation Report Offers Insights into Millennials and the Evolving World of Work

July 8, 2014

An aging workforce is leading to the departure of many high-level and experienced employees, leaving a huge void of expertise and established skills. At the same time, the Millennials, the youngest generation of employees in the workforce has been found to be restless and hard for employers to retain, according to the Society for Human […]

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