Generational Diversity: Peace or War?

It is no big secret that there are FOUR generations of workers in today’s workforce. This diverse group of people include what are called the TRADITIONALS (born pre-1945 and rapidly decreasing); the BABY BOOMERS (born 1946 to 1964, many of whom were retired and would be today except for the sucky economy); GENERATION X (born …

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The Opportunity for Learning

As a Baby Boomer I profess a level of ignorance about what “motivates” younger generations. But because I am in Human Resources and I am a generally curious fellow I probably know more than many of my generational peers. Also, I make sure I “follow” a good number of younger bloggers. (I must admit it …

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Rewarding Gen Y- The Little Things Count

I received Harvey Mackay’s newsletter in my email today. It discusses the importance of constant reward for the newest generation of workers, Gen Y or the Millinials. He describes a story he saw on TV that talks about how Gen Y workers are looking for constant reward. If they don’t find it they move on. …

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Generational Differences At Work

Author/columnist/blogger Penelope Trunk wrote a blog on the 5 workplace practices that should be over, now. Trunk is a writer and speaker who provides advice to the younger generations in the work place. Her blog The Brazen Careerist is a great source for identifying generational issues in the workplace. In her blog on the 5 …

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Video Resumes: Getting Your Next Star Employee

I read an article today on the SHRM site today about VIDEO RESUMES . It talks about the increasing use of video to present a candidate and his/her qualifications. I think we are going to see more and more of this as Generation Y enters the workforce in greater numbers. It is not hard to …

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