Finding workers from Generation Z

When you talk to older HR people and executives about the workers in the upcoming generation of workers, those known as Generation Z, the assumption is that you will need some high tech, whizbang, method to reach these workers who have been connected online all their lives. That assumption may stop many companies from pursuing …

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How to Manage Work Relationships Between Millennials and Gen Z: A guest post

Today’s post is by Lucy Benton, a young writer, living among the population about which she writes. I think you will find this post interesting. Work is a dynamic place, uniting a lot of people working together as a team. They have different backgrounds, experience, characters. Moreover, they represent different generations and have different views …

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From the Archive: Millennials may not be the radicals you think

A recent LinkedIn survey showed that Millennials may not be the radical employees that everyone keeps talking about. Here are some of the findings. Despite the image we have of the under 30 crowd Millennials may be better dressed than their predecessors in Gen X. Eleven percent wear suits or “career” clothing compared to just …

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Five great reads to improve HR

Wednesday is always a good day to take a look at some writing other than mine that others have found interesting. So here are five selections that will educate you and improve you. Selection One Oops Uber made it in the news, but not in a good way. Julianne Pepitone wrote in CNN Tech “Susan Fowler, …

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Future Friday: The Human Condition

I was reading a piece by Dan Schawbel, a favorite writer of mine, where he was talking about 10 trends for 2017. (I could gripe that we are just into November and we are already getting 2017 articles, but hey Christmas decorations are already up as well.) In his article in Forbes Schawbel says that …

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Five for Friday: Human Resources Environmental Scanning

Here are five blog posts you might not normally read. However, they contain information that is important for HR professionals to pay attention to. So I do the leg work for you and you get to learn and improve your skills. Sweet deal huh! Ever asked a Gen Y what they think of Social Security? No? …

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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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How Did You Figure My Pay and What Are You Going to Do About It?

“Today’s (and tomorrow’s) employees are not inclined to believe and accept a pay program that is shrouded in mystery.” This is how author and consultant Ann Bares ends her blog, Compensation Force, on the disconnect between employees and employers in dealing with compensation practices. This is one more example of how the workplace has changed …

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