Message to Mom and Dad regarding their job searching children: BACK OFF!

Message to Mom and Dad regarding their job searching children: BACK OFF!

Posted On February 22, 2017

Recently, a friend of mine complained that she’d received correspondence from the parent of a soon-to-be college graduate, promoting him as a potential fit for her organization. She was exasperated that a young man who is about to enter the workforce wouldn’t be sending out his own resume and making his own contacts and instead was letting his parents do it for him. As crazy as it sounds, however, they aren’t alone. cited data from the College Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University which found that some helicopter parents keep their rotors hovering close even as their millennial… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work

Belichick may not need SnapFace to field a team. But you do.

Posted On February 16, 2017

Bill Belichick is, most would agree, clearly the most successful person in his field – coaching professional football. He has led the New England Patriots to five Super Bowl victories, including two of the last three years. He is the benchmark by which other NFL coaches are now judged. But while his fashion sense is somewhere just this side of high school sophomore (the hoodies! The hoodies!), he claims to have no idea what Snapchat is – or even how to say it. “I’m not on SnapFace and all that,” Belichick said on a radio show recently when asked about… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Recruiting

For my AL colleagues – Nothing different here. However, you knew that.

Posted On February 13, 2017

I’ve written a lot in this space about what millennials are looking for in a workplace as they start their careers. Since millennials are now the largest segment of the American workforce, employers would be wise to listen to what they value in a workplace. Flexible work hours, a stimulating work environment, a healthy work-life balance, and the opportunity to make a difference in the world are all important attributes to millennials, as countless studies and surveys have shown. But when asked which benefits are most important when searching for a job, respondents to a recent survey of Alabama millennials… Read More

Categories: Generation Y / Millennials, Work, Workplace