We have some fast-rising young managers — some homegrown, some hired externally — who are faced with leading mixed work teams that sometimes include co-workers who are older than they are. This presents an interesting dynamic and we are trying to help these managers build respect and credibility with subordinates who are of an older generation.
— Generation Gap, Santa Monica, California
If you’re going to follow the Moneyball approach and invest in the undervalued asset that no one wants, let’s face it: It’s old people in the workforce.Read More
A recent study of generations in the workforce examines the effect on companies when workers with institutional knowledge leave.Read More
Roughly 70 percent of companies said that high school students who complete their internship programs are likely to land a college internship as well.Read More
Civil War book reveals older generations have dismissed younger generations for, well, generations.Read More
The average age of our workforce is 48 years. We'd like to develop a strategy to prepare for the aging of our workforce, but what's really the most effective thing we should do? Who should be involved or giving input? We know we need to do something, but we aren't sure what's going to be effective. And we don't think we can “hire” our way out of it.
—Not Getting Any Younger, manager human resources, financial services, Amsterdam, New York
You’ve heard it before: Millennials are self-entitled, lack any discernible attention span and seek instant gratification. While there’s a grain of truth there, I find some very admirable traits, too.Read More
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Millennial branding guru Dan Schawbel sheds light on the looming retention problem and what you can do to scratch younger workers’ two-year itch.Read More
Coordinator, agency operations, H&M Communications, West Hollywood, CaliforniaRead More