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Working with Millennials

[Author: INEDA Staff, 07.17 | Keywords: Executive Insight, Millennials, Personal Development] By the year 2020, Millennials – also known as Generation Y – are projected to make up half of the United States workforce. As a result, it is critical that employers understand this generation so they can better enable their personal development. Millennials (born between 1984 and 2002) often are described as culturally diverse and highly educated, with social media, digital technology, the internet and World Wide Web second nature to them. They also expect immediate feedback, accept responsibility, and want to be involved in the decision-making process. Previous… Read More »

Not Your Father’s Workforce

[Author: Laramie Sandquist, CPCU, CLU, ARM, Federated Mutual Insurance Company, 01.17 | Keywords: Human Resources, Millennials] Safely Speaking So, the twenty-something walks into your dealership looking for a job. She hands you her resumé. You take a look. What practically flies off the page at you is her work history: three part-time and two full-time jobs in five years. Not particularly the kind of job commitment you’re looking for in a new hire. Your first inclination may be to show her the door. But, hold on—you may want to reconsider. Who IS this new generation? Millennials, those born between 1977 and 1994,… Read More »