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Generational Condescending Aboard the Confederate Raider Shenandoah

January 29, 2014
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Civil War book reveals older generations have dismissed younger generations for, well, generations.
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What's a Succession Plan for an Aging Workforce?

January 7, 2014
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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


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Most Engaged Worker? It Might Be Your Mom

January 6, 2014
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Social wellness app-maker Keas wanted to find the prototypical engaged worker last year in its inaugural Employee Happiness Index.
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The Last Word: You Talk About Annoying ...

December 11, 2013
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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.
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Interview With Dan Schwabel: How to Retain Your Millennial Workers

September 16, 2013
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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.
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The Last Word: A Game Changing Group

August 13, 2013
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“Your next game-changer is not downloadable off Amazon for $199.99 and packaged with a three-year warranty.”
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#SHRM13 Day Three: Some Random Observations

June 18, 2013
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Happy Workers—Happy World; Save Workers, Save Money; DJ Jazzy Jeff Rules; Putting a Shine on Good Work.
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'We Are Ready': Millennials Respond to Complaints They're Not Prepared for the Workforce

May 15, 2013
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Employers are unsatisfied with the millennial talent pool, but some recent graduates disagree. It's even possible employers are in part to blame for their disappointment, according to one consultant.
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The Last Word: Gen Why?

May 1, 2013
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Trust me; work habits know no generational boundaries.
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Learning to Save, Saving to Learn: A Portrait of the Next Generation

April 12, 2013
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Neil Howe, president and co-founder of LifeCourse Associates, refers to people in their late teens as late-wave millennials. Howe says an important quality of this cohort is that they place a higher importance on education than older millennials.
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