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The Millennial Retention Idea You Need to Borrow Right Now

June 29, 2016

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Ask any manager what their No. 1 talent issue is, and I can almost guarantee they will offer some variable of “attract and retain millennials.” That’s why I was so happy to meet Whitney Proffitt, manager of campus recruiting at investment consulting company Cambridge Associates, and hear about a millennial council the firm has developed. […]

The Millennial Retention Idea You Need to Borrow Right Now

What Does Work-Life Balance Mean in 2016?

June 21, 2016

Work-life balance (a.k.a. work-life integration, work-life fit, work-life blend) has been a hot workplace topic for, oh, the past three decades or so. But in today’s constantly connected, mobile-enabled, global, 24/7/365 world, the concept seems more complicated and debated than ever. Here’s why. “Work” Doesn’t End at 5 … and “Life” Doesn’t Begin at 5 […]

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What Does Work-Life Balance Mean in 2016?

Why I Support Millennials: My TEDx Talk

June 14, 2016

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Do you have a bucket list? I just crossed a big one off mine – delivering a TEDx talk! My client, Estée Lauder, presented the opportunity to me. It was gratifying to be invited, amazing to watch other live talks and inspirational to see the positive response to my key message: Millennials are our future; […]

Why I Support Millennials: My TEDx Talk

What It Takes to Recruit Top Millennial Talent

August 14, 2015

Recruiting talented Gen Y employees is high on every organization’s priority list. Millennials will lead organizations into the future, and competition for the best talent is fierce. One way to attract high performers: Understand what they’re really looking for. For example, Millennials value learning and development more than any other generation. So, starting with the […]

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What It Takes to Recruit Top Millennial Talent

What Millennials Really Want in the Workplace

August 7, 2015

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Recently, Fortune released a list of the 100 best workplaces for millennials. To come up with this list, Fortune asked millennials what they most wanted in the workplace. It turns out millennials are attracted to workplace benefits that aren’t just on paper, but are a real part of the workplace culture. Millennial employees also want […]

How Millennials Can Become Great Leaders

July 24, 2015

Millennials represent the future of leadership for many companies. However, even when organizations place value on leadership and succession planning, Gen Ys can still experience a skills gap as they ascend to management roles. Millennials can prepare for leadership by understanding their strengths and weaknesses and mapping out a plan for personal development. And organizations […]

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How Millennials Can Become Great Leaders

Motivate Millennial Employees by Making Work Meaningful

June 19, 2015

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Employers often complain that “millennials aren’t motivated.” While millennial employees may be motivated by different things than their Gen X and baby boomer colleagues, getting them excited about their jobs and spurring them to give their best isn’t as hard as you may think. As a leader, learning what can motivate millennials will help you […]

Motivate Millennial Employees by Making Work Meaningful

Job Search Advice for Graduates

June 12, 2015

The job market can be an intimidating place. That’s why I’ve dedicated much of my career to sharing job search advice that can help new grads figure it out, like basics on how to build a resume and where to start a job search. This week, I’ve been reading the latest job search advice for […]

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Job Search Advice for 2015 Graduates