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Gen X, The Forgotten Middle Child: Is it any wonder that our theme song is “Don’t You Forget About Me?”

September 9, 2019

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If you want to know how Gen X feels, look no further than a recent news segment. As CBSNLive reported on generations, their chart looked…well, wrong. Hmmm…what could be missing? Just Gen X. Forgotten. Again. That’s right; it often feels as if we don’t exist AT ALL. It is not uncommon in my workshops on […]

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Generation Z: What Every Employer Needs to Know

June 30, 2017

While millennials in the workplace have dominated our thinking about generations for years, we are learning more every day about their successors: Generation Z. Now is officially the time to get serious about Gen Z (the generation born approximately 1998 and later), especially if you hire interns or entry-level employees. The good news is that […]

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

May 16, 2017

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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?) […]

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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The Business Case for Supporting Millennials

May 10, 2016

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We’re all in this together. If you’re a millennial, you’re probably humming along with Zac, Vanessa and the rest of the cast of High School Musical when you hear those words. If you’re a Gen Xer or baby boomer, you might not be feeling the music, but I want you to feel the love. As […]

The Business Case for Supporting Millennials

3 Reasons to Start a Multigenerational Mentoring Program

April 7, 2015

This is an excerpt of an article that originally appeared on Inc. on April 1, 2015. As individuals, we benefit from having a professional network comprised of both longtime connections and new workplace relationships. If you primarily hang out with the “old guard” in your organization or industry, you risk missing out on fresh perspectives. […]

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3 Reasons to Start a Multigenerational Mentoring Program