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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.

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15 Expert LinkedIn Strategies to Impress Recruiters and Land A Job Now

May 14, 2020

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I recently hosted two former colleagues, Omar Garriott and Jeremy Schifeling of the LinkedIn Guys, on The Work Remix Podcast. The three of us worked together during my LinkedIn consulting days, and in this episode, we discuss how you can use LinkedIn to land a job, even in today’s challenging climate. Is your LinkedIn profile […]

Avoid Zoom Doom: 10 Ways Managers Can Facilitate Inclusive, Virtual Conversations

May 6, 2020

Managers like you are used to hosting team meetings. You’ve probably led hundreds of weekly staff meetings. You might have given presentations to your company’s board of directors. Over the years, you’ve perfected your power poses and PowerPoint navigation. But, due to the pandemic, new work-from-home rules have shifted in-person meetings online. Zoom is the […]

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I Have Never Managed People Remotely. How Do I Even Begin Now That My Team is Working From Home Because of Coronavirus?

April 2, 2020

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Because of the coronavirus pandemic and many states’ mandates to shelter in place, millions of managers across industries are managing remote teams for the first time. This can feel like a brand new challenge, but my hunch is that you are more prepared than you think. Have you ever worked with a supplier based in […]

The Future of Freelancing: Five Things Managers Can Do  

November 14, 2017

There’s a seismic shift underway in the workplace, and if this “future of work” trend hasn’t affected you yet, it will. It’s the current fluctuation from full-time employment to freelancing. In fact, the “Freelancing in America: 2017” research from Upwork and Freelancers Union found that more than 57 million Americans are freelancing today, representing 36 […]

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What Millennials Want At Work — and Why It Matters

May 13, 2016

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We’ve all heard and read the millennial-bashing. Millennial employees want free food; they want unlimited vacation; they want to run the company two days after they arrive; they want to be coddled and given a trophy. If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I’m definitely not in the millennial-bashing camp. Why am I […]

What Millennials Want At Work — and Why It Matters

IBM Study Looks at Myths About Millennials in the Workplace

February 27, 2015

IBM recently released a surprising report about millennials, and their findings suggest that Millennials are not, in fact, self-centered snowflakes who can’t take criticism. The study, “Myths, exaggerations and uncomfortable truths: The real story behind Millennials in the workplace,” emphasizes the importance of creating a multi-generational workplace and outlines how millennials have many of the […]

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IBM study looks at myths about millennials in the workplace

Millennials Are Looking for a Strong Company Culture

February 20, 2015

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Culture — if your company has a great one, you already know it. A strong company culture helps employees connect with their employer. Millennials in particular tend to look for a strong company culture — they want to know what’s important to their employers and how the workplace environment reflects that. This week, I’ve been […]

Millennials Are Looking for a Strong Company Culture

How to Build a Flexible Workplace

January 23, 2015

Millennials are looking for flexibility in the workplace — they’re comfortable checking work email from home, but they also want to be able to check personal emails at work, for example. This can be challenging for employers, especially large organizations in which different employees are looking for different things, such as job-sharing, working from home […]

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