Boomers as Workplace Loyalty Role Models? Hardly.

Boomers as Workplace Loyalty Role Models? Hardly.

Posted On April 27, 2016

If you’re an employer you might worry about retaining workers, and the difficulties that high job turnover presents to your bottom line – such as the costs of finding and training new workers. Millennials, in particular, can’t hold down a steady job because they don’t know how to, and/or they don’t want to, or so we’re told. They are just too selfish to commit to anything or anyone, including the people who sign their pay-checks. Fret not! Recent research highlighted on under the heading Millennials found that Millennial disloyalty is – a bit of a myth. Researchers from the… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Should employers care what employees think?

Posted On April 17, 2016

I’ve written in recent months about the wisdom in moving slowly when modernizing a workplace with millennial touches, if one doesn’t want to alienate Generation X workers. One Gen-Xer’s experience, however, has been that some employers could care less about turning off employees. Dan Lyons went to work for a start-up software firm after being laid off from a 25-year journalism career and, as he noted in a recent piece in the New York Times, found a “surreal, and cruel” culture that chewed up and spit out employees, simply replacing them with fresh crops of new recruits. Lyons initially found… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace

Against the Freebies – VA Beach Official: “Move to Norfolk.” Amazing…

Posted On April 1, 2016

Unsure whether to convert your workplace to a more millennial-friendly space or avoid the expense and stick with the tried and true? Virginia Beach knows how you feel. According to a recent story in the Virginian-Pilot, efforts have been underway in the Hampton Roads, Va., area — which includes Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News in southern Virginia — to enhance public transit, including light rail. It makes sense, since Virginia Beach has one of the highest percentages of residents between 20 and 29 of any city in the nation, and data tells us that public transit is important to… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Workplace