Millennials finding it tough to bounce back from Great Recession

Posted On June 16, 2018

We grouse about their participation trophies and helicopter parenting. We stereotype them as overly entitled and self-absorbed. We laugh about their reactions to pop culture standards from before they were born. But instead of mocking millennials, we should perhaps be worried about them. A new study from the Federal Reserve…

Categories: Blog, Financial Services, Generation Y / Millennials, Wealth

From classic movies to Chick-fil-A: Millennial reaction videos reach critical mass

Posted On May 19, 2018

Just when you thought there wasn’t anything else that millennials could try while their reactions are filmed for a cheesy video, Business Insider has found a new one: Chick-fil-A. That’s right: Somewhere in this country are 10 millennials who apparently had never tried Chick-fil-A until Business Insider stuck a camera…

Categories: Advertising, Generation Y / Millennials

Pop the bubble: the value of inclusive decision-making

Posted On May 14, 2018

In my last “What’s Working with Cam Marston” episode, we looked at the value of reverse mentoring. Forbes contributor Erik Larson goes one step further, however: For the best chance at desired results, younger employees need to be part of the decision-making process. A study by Larson’s company, Cloverpop, found…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

‘This is not the Army:’ Why reverse mentoring can be beneficial for your business

Posted On May 10, 2018

What can we learn from millennials? The best flavor Frappuccino at Starbucks? What all the emojis mean? The appeal of a standing desk? Actually, at least one 60-something CEO believes there’s a lot more we can learn from millennials. That’s why he’s accepted one as a mentor. Mark Tibergien, CEO…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials, Podcast, Workplace

Coaching millennials: What a veteran Baby Boomer has learned

Posted On April 29, 2018

Herman Edwards has pretty much seen it all in a football coaching career that started in 1987 at San Jose State and ended up including head coaching stints in the NFL with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. But Edwards, who at 64 fits right in the middle…

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Training Industry

Boomers and millennials find common ground — on vacation

Posted On March 1, 2018

Many Baby Boomers think millennials are lazy, coddled and have entitlement issues. Many millennials find Baby Boomers out of touch, technologically illiterate and over-judgmental. Frank Sinatra or Kanye West. All in the Family or The Walking Dead. Encyclopedias and card catalogues or the internet and smartphones. These two generations can’t…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials, Travel

Stock market losses leave sour taste for millennial investors

Posted On February 19, 2018

Play the stock market, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. According to a recent piece in the New York Times, the recent volatility in the market may have some millennials ready to get off the ride – or at least ask it to slow down. Data shows millennials typically…

Categories: Financial Services, Generation Y / Millennials

Who’s the best at feeding the piggy bank? You might be surprised.

Posted On January 21, 2018

Quick question: Which generation would you think is doing the best at saving for the future? Baby Boomers? They’re the closest to retirement, and therefore the benefits of saving should be most immediate to them. Generation X? They’re in their peak earning years, and should have the most resources from…

Categories: Financial Services, Generation Y / Millennials, Wealth

Martyrdom is Back in Style – In the Workplace, that is

Posted On January 10, 2018

Want to get away? If you’ve seen its commercials, Southwest Airlines believes the universal answer to that question is “Yes.” But a large segment of Americans aren’t ready for a vacation. The thought of taking paid time off from work makes them feel guilty. They tell themselves they can’t afford…

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work

Millennial Home Ownership on the Rise

Posted On December 18, 2017

When we discuss the differences between generations, between millennials and Generation X and the Baby Boomers and iGen, it’s important to recognize that some traits or trends that may look like characteristics of a generation are really just characteristics of all people of a certain age. For instance, we may…

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Home Ownership

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