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  • Millennials rule the Valley: Enjoy it while it lasts

    Posted March 27, 2014 - 4:47 pm

    Gen Y wants -- and is getting -- the most sexy jobs in the Silicon Valley. But sooner or later they're going to have to face it: they're the new kind of dot-comer with the same short shelf-life.
  • What you need to know to hire, manage and market to millennials

    Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:45 pm

    Generation Y is a complicated bunch. Many millennials are over-educated, under-employed and carry debt greater than their annual salaries -- yet your future hinges on them. Whether you need to hire them or sell to them, this infographic looks at common traits of millennials as both employees and consumers.
  • How to better engage Millennials (and why they aren't really so different)

    Posted June 13, 2013 - 3:28 pm

    Millennials aren't so different. That isn't to say that they don't come from a different place than previous generations and that there aren't significant differences in their perspective, but when you get down to the core principles of what millennials want in the workplace, they want what any good employee would want from his or her employer.
  • Tips on how IT leaders can attract (and retain) millennials

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 10:27 pm

    If you lead an IT shop today, chances are at least some of the employees who report to you are millennials--young adults in their 20s. Millennials--also known as Generation Y--think about life and work differently than older boom and gen X employees, and hiring and retaining them requires management that understands their needs and a business environment to match, says Jim Finkelstein, president and CEO of FutureSense, a consulting firm the specializes in organization and people.
  • Gadget ownership broken down by generation

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    If you are a U.S. citizen anywhere from 18 to 34 years old, there's a 95 percent chance that you own a cellphone, according to new research from Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
  • How to recruit and hire Millennial tech employees

    Posted September 28, 2010 - 9:19 am

    The Millennial generation increasingly streaming into the workforce is less focused on money and more on being challenged and contributing to the larger good, preferably at a job where technology is important to the overall operation and where it's acceptable to chat with friends via instant messaging and Facebook.
  • Economy forcing 'spoiled' generation to grow up

    Posted April 6, 2009 - 11:59 am

    Two years ago, employment experts advised enterprises that to attract sought-after young workers they must exploit new technologies and relax corporate rules. Today those same experts are now coaching young job-seekers to compete with more experienced applicants by becoming more, well, corporate.
  • Millennials Love Service Subscriptions

    Posted November 21, 2008 - 12:27 pm

    Kudos to Martha Young and her story Leadership – The Millennials Impact on Business. As a parent of two Millennials myself, let me add one note to Martha's story about business impact. Many Millennials assume everything they use comes on a subscription model, and they'll carry that “lease rather than own” idea forward as they go into the workforce.
  • Leadership - The Millennials Impact on Business

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 7:26 pm

    The Millennials, also known as GenY, are defined as those born between 1980 and 2000. According to a 2007 BSG Alliance Concourse Institute’s research study there are approximately 70 million Millennials in the U.S. today. For comparison, the boomer generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, measures in at 79.6 million according to the 2000 U.S. Census. There is an odd fascination with this generation, its rapid adoption of technology and how they fit into the business world.
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