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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.


Don’t Buy Into These Millennial Myths

August 15, 2014

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As I said in the Tomorrow@Work report for the Hartford’s Trends Forecast, this is the year Millennials will finally be taken seriously as leaders, and we’ll end the Millennial-bashing once and for all. The media is turning a corner from portraying Millennials as “entitled,” “coddled” and “addicted to their smartphones” and realizing they represent the […]

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

August 1, 2014

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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 […]

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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10 Organization and Productivity Apps for Young Professionals

June 24, 2014

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“Productivity” is by far my favorite category in the App Store. I’m a sucker for any tool that promises to make me more effective or gives me little check-off boxes to click with satisfaction. Over the years I’ve downloaded more apps than I care to admit, so in the interest of helping your productivity, here […]

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Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace: Rotational Programs, the New New SAT and More

March 14, 2014

In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Can This Online Course Get Me A Job? The online education marketplace continues to evolve with a new initiative to legitimize its role […]

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Millennials at Work: Instant Gratification and the Need for Speed

February 11, 2014

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The infamous traits of the Millennial generation have been studied, discussed and debated far and wide: they’re always connected, they’re ambitious, they’re approval oriented and more. In this series of blog posts, “Millennials at Work,” I’m diving into each of these stereotypes and discussing how they impact this generation and those of us who work […]

The Young Professional’s Ultimate Guide to Twitter

January 21, 2014

Based on the great feedback from my post on how to conquer LinkedIn in 15 minutes a day, I wanted to offer another simple but thorough social media guide. This time we’ll talk about Twitter. Twitter is another social network I use every day and find extremely powerful. With over 200 million active users and […]

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