The more things change…

Posted On May 23, 2013

In June 1997, TIME magazine ran a cover story about Generation X – “Great Expectations of So-Called Slackers” where they attempted to enlighten Boomers and Matures about the benefits of Xers in the workplace and the world in general.  The discussions that piece sparked with clients, colleagues and peers were…

Categories: Generations

Millennial Employees Want Facebook and Flexibility

Posted On January 10, 2012

Millennials are reshaping the workplace with their numbers and their values. A recent Time analysis of recent studies of the Millennial workforce provides a glimpse of the ways that it will change the way we work. For starters, the world’s workforce will be majority-Millennial in just a few years. As…

Categories: Generations, Workplace

Millennials’ “Emerging Adulthood” an Age of Anxiety

Posted On August 7, 2012

Millennial optimism is tempered by anxiety in new life stage known as “emerging adulthood.” Millennials feel as though they should be launching independent adult lives but haven’t been able to set sail. A Clark University survey finds many of them feeling anxiety (56%), uncertainty (65%), and depression (33%). Though 18-29…

Categories: Generations, Recession Economy

Older Boomers, Matures Don’t Mind Aging

Posted On August 14, 2012

The Baby Boomers are the generation with the optimistic and “forever young” attitudes. Perhaps that’s why they don’t feel so bad about getting old, according to a survey conducted by the National Council on Aging. More than 75% of Boomers and Matures over 60 surveyed are optimistic that the best…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Recession Economy

Boomers Blocking Xers

Posted On September 19, 2011

Just when Generation X is reaching its peak career and earning years, they are finding that the Baby Boomers won’t get out of their way. Many Boomers are delaying retirement due to the recession or simply because they prefer to work. In fact, the participation rate in the labor force…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Work

Millennials Downsizing their Dreams

Posted On August 18, 2011

Millennials, already prone to delay milestones like careers and marriage, are putting them off even further as pessimism about their economic outlook causes them to downsize their expectations. A recent Los Angeles Times analysis of recent surveys depicts a “Generation Vexed” who, in their words, now plan to “take smaller steps” and…

Categories: Training Industry

No Echo for the Echo Boom

Posted On August 22, 2011

Millennials were first known as the “Echo Boom” because they were an echo of the Baby Boomers. As Boomers reached child-bearing age, their fertility rates (births per woman) were not particularly high, but the sheer size of the Boomer generation ensured that their offspring, the Millennials, would echo the population…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Training Industry, Women

Boomers Not Sharing the Wealth

Posted On September 9, 2011

Many Baby Boomers, even wealthy ones, have no intention of leaving an inheritance. Instead, they plan to use their fortunes on themselves. A new study by U.S. Trust shows that less than half of wealthy Boomers surveyed plan to leave an inheritance. About the same number have not even told…

Categories: Baby Boomers, Work

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