Don’t look now, Generation Z is coming

Don’t look now, Generation Z is coming

Posted On January 29, 2015

Just when you think you’ve figured out how to handle the shifting perspectives and expectations of the Millennials (aka Generation Y), the next generation is nipping at their heels. The good news for most employers is that they aren’t quite ready to enter the workforce, but they are becoming a…

Categories: iGen

Entitlement: Perhaps it’s not just for the kids

Posted On January 26, 2015

When considering the different generations in the workforce it is easy to slip into blame and pointing fingers: “Back in my day, we would never talk to our superiors like that” and “They are just so out of touch.” Some folks just like to simply deny the problem off the…

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Is Generation Z bigotry-proof?

Posted On January 8, 2015

Youthful idealism. Every generation has been accused of it, but a recent commentary by Bloomsberg View contributor Leonid Bershidsky suggests that for Generation Z (or iGeneration – born after 2000) this may be a lasting state. He writes “Gen Z may be different in being genuinely bigotry-proof. It may be…

Categories: Generations, iGen

South Carolina is bringing apprenticeship back

Posted On January 6, 2015

With the movement of manufacturing jobs overseas, America largely lost the master-apprentice model of skill development. College transitioned from liberal arts to business prep. With manufacturing making a comeback, the need for vocational skills is growing and the labor force is not keeping up. In 2007, South Carolina recognized this…

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Training Industry, Work, Workplace