For my AL colleagues – Nothing different here. However, you knew that.

Posted On February 13, 2017

I’ve written a lot in this space about what millennials are looking for in a workplace as they start their careers. Since millennials are now the largest segment of the American workforce, employers would be wise to listen to what they value in a workplace. Flexible work hours, a stimulating work environment, a healthy work-life […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Effective, Meaningful, Interpersonal Feedback – Not the Hendrix kind

Posted On January 17, 2017

Want to keep your millennial employees happy? The first step might be one that’s rather easy to accomplish, but also easy to overlook: Talk to them. Feedback is important – and not just formal annual or biannual reviews. Not just a cold calculation of production metrics. Not a written evaluation for their file. And for […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

Working From Home – It’s For Everybody, Right?

Posted On December 13, 2016

Who among us wouldn’t love to work from home? No unwelcome interruptions from overly chatty co-workers. Unlimited refills from our own refrigerator and snacks from our own cupboard. Background music of our own choosing and as loud as we like. And, perhaps best of all, no dress requirements. While working from home may seem like […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

iGen, Education Trends, & and the Changing World of Work

Posted On December 6, 2016

(Today’s blog comes from our go-to demographer Gerald Bierling. I’ve asked Gerald to gather content on the generation following the Millennials – often called the Plurals or Gen Z, I prefer the term iGen – and afterwards, summarize some of it regarding the workplace.) by Gerald Bierling A lot is being written about the changing […]

Categories: iGen, Work, Workplace

Managing Older Employees – Hard for Everyone Involved

Posted On November 30, 2016

Here’s a news flash for you: Older employees working for younger bosses may be a recipe for a difficult workplace. Another news flash: Water is wet. The Washington Post recently cited a study by the Journal of Organizational Psychology which found that not only is working for a younger boss awkward, however, it can also […]

Categories: Workplace

Mike Rowe’s message continues to find traction

Posted On September 21, 2016

Mike Rowe has made a career out of, for a day, doing jobs that most people wouldn’t want. The host of the Discovery Channel show “Dirty Jobs” is a funny guy who isn’t bashful about making fun of himself while he’s elbow deep in mud, manure, fish entrails or some other nastiness, and that makes […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Succession Planning – The Time is Now

Posted On May 17, 2016

The Great Recession of the late 2000s wreaked havoc on most of our plans in some way. Plans to buy or sell a house, plans to fund a college education, plans to move up in our careers to a better job – all had to be postponed, downsized, or even abandoned until the economy started […]

Categories: Baby Boomers, Retirement, Succession Planning, Workplace

Boomers as Workplace Loyalty Role Models? Hardly.

Posted On April 27, 2016

If you’re an employer you might worry about retaining workers, and the difficulties that high job turnover presents to your bottom line – such as the costs of finding and training new workers. Millennials, in particular, can’t hold down a steady job because they don’t know how to, and/or they don’t want to, or so […]

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

Should employers care what employees think?

Posted On April 17, 2016

I’ve written in recent months about the wisdom in moving slowly when modernizing a workplace with millennial touches, if one doesn’t want to alienate Generation X workers. One Gen-Xer’s experience, however, has been that some employers could care less about turning off employees. Dan Lyons went to work for a start-up software firm after being […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Against the Freebies – VA Beach Official: “Move to Norfolk.” Amazing…

Posted On April 1, 2016

Unsure whether to convert your workplace to a more millennial-friendly space or avoid the expense and stick with the tried and true? Virginia Beach knows how you feel. According to a recent story in the Virginian-Pilot, efforts have been underway in the Hampton Roads, Va., area — which includes Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News […]

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace

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