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Another Generation Rises: Looking Beyond the Millennials

April 12, 2013
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Whatever trendy term winds up sticking—'Re-Gen,' 'Gen Z,' 'Pluralist' or 'Homelander'—know that this group now entering its college years is your workforce of the future.
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For Some Millennials, the Work Party Starts This Spring

March 8, 2013
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Now in its sixth year, Deloitte's alternative spring-break event initiates college students in the company's culture and commitment to causes.
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Introverts Are People Too

March 1, 2013
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Happy ADEA Day (to Me). Now Let's Rewrite the Age Discrimination Laws.

February 13, 2013
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Today, to mark the ruby anniversary of my birth, I am starting a movement to change the protections of age discrimination laws from age 40 to age 50.
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A Poor Dating Policy Could Break a Company's Heart—and Wallet

February 7, 2013
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With employees and companies becoming more accepting of office romances, companies should make sure they protect themselves from any potential sexual harassment or discrimination lawsuits.
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Workplace Social Media Policies Must Account for Generational Issues

February 7, 2013
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A policy that only recognizes the interests of one generation will chase away the others. Take the time to craft a workplace technology program that properly accounts for the divergent ideas of boomers, Gen Xers and Gen Yers.
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Study Touts the Benefits of Internal Social Networking Sites

February 4, 2013
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A recent study conducted by Baylor University found that developing an internal social networking site could help a company acclimate its new hires into the corporate culture, improve employees' morale and reduce turnover rates.
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The Rules of Professionalism: Getting Millennial Workers Onboard

January 31, 2013
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Should professionalism be defined by wearing specific attire and being at work at a designated time? One thought leader says human resources should focus more on communicating the results expected and allowing flexibility in achieving those results.
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How Do We Design Training for a Four-Generation Workforce?

November 14, 2012
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Our organization has four generations in our workplace. We need to change the way we deliver training and development so that our learners are engaged, interested and eager to apply their knowledge to their work. (Sometimes I see younger workers bored with the training and reading their portable devices rather than paying attention to the lecture.) As we design and deliver training, what steps should we take to achieve this objective, recognizing that different generations may learn differently? —Generation Gap, health and safety officer, government, Toronto
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