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Leaders Of Tomorrow Or Today? How Millennial Leadership Development Is Preparing For Your Job

  Millennials are the leaders of tomorrow. But I don't mean tomorrow as in the distant future, I mean tomorrow as in the near, near future. That is, just about to happen, here and now. Millennial leadership development is preparing for high level roles, as we speak. Millennials are not necessarily new to the workforce anymore. The top range of the millennial generation are now in their late thirties. These people have done their time in entry level positions and are now reaching high levels of expertise. You know what that means? Your company may soon be run entirely by members of the millennial generation. Boomers play a huge role here, too. As the silver tsunami hits, there's going to be a lot of space left open at the top. And with a huge population of millennials having worked tirelessly to receive a promotion and to climb the corporate ladder, now ...

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Millennial Job Search: An Inside Look (Part 1)

A series of posts from the point of view of Careermind’s intern Meredith, a millennial just trying to figure out what’s next for her career… and how she’s going to get there! Join her millennial job search journey. Even though I know this is just the first of many trying situations I’m going to face in the work world, the job hunt has been a serious challenge. Actually landing a job has always been tricky, regardless of when you are looking. What seems to be the biggest obstacle for me in today’s world is just getting through the initial steps of finding and applying for something. There are challenges that I think my generation has to deal with when applying for jobs right out of school that my friends from previous generations didn’t face. Millennials have student loan debts that are ...

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4 Ways to Retain Millennial Employees That Don’t Involve Free Food

It’s one thing to attract millennials to your organization, but it’s an entirely different thing to keep them coming back. Many companies have focused on culture to get millennials engaged. But while Food Truck Friday and a fully stocked kitchen might draw people in, once the novelty of it all wears off, you’ll be left with unfulfilled and unengaged employees who will be off looking for whatever can offer them better. Don’t be so focused on creating a fun and flashy environment that you forget what millennials are really after: establishing and growing their emerging careers. Look at Google, for instance. Google has the culture - the open office decor, the on-campus bowling alley, the nap pods. It has perks that would make even the most job-stable person start dreaming of working at such a place. However, what keeps people working there ...

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Millennials Talk Back: Responding to the Research

Plenty of time, money, and effort has been dedicated to understanding the millennial mind: what millennials want, how millennials best function, the things millennials value most. But most of the time, the research on millennials is missing some important information - the actual voices of the people in question. Often when reading or talking about research on millennials, especially in the workforce, they become a generic population, generalized and amorphous. Their traits are categorized, and their wants and needs simplified. But, at Careerminds, we put it upon ourselves to listen to the individual needs and concerns of people rather than treat them as one of a group. So, rather than overgeneralizing, we asked our millennial participants and followers to voice their individual opinions. As part of Careerminds’ social media outreach effort, over the past few months we have conducted Millennial Polls on ...

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How To Retain Your Millennial Talent

Millennials are getting a bad rap.  According to several recent surveys and media interviews, company loyalty among millennials no longer exists.  But when you really ask why, concerns among workers born between 1982 and 2002 have been issues for generations.  Maybe millennials are just the first group to effectively articulate them. Business News Daily quotes the president of a high tech firm employing primarily millennials who says the group “wants to feel like they are a part of something bigger than just their jobs.”  Sounds pretty reasonable.  In fact, with such a broader perspective, employees’ efforts, ideas and productivity can only improve. So here’s a thought for senior management: ask yourself from time to time, “how can I answer the question ‘what’s the point?’ if posed by an employee?”  And “do our people get to feel their impact on our company’s success?” Is ...

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