Recently, I had the privilege to lead a leadership session with a group of vibrant, carefree and talented Millennials/Gen Y. This session was organized to further develop future leaders of the organization and to get a snapshot of Millennials/Gen Y view on the impact human resources (HR) has in their organization – precisely what HR actually does and doesn’t do. As a twenty-year HR leader, myself, and author of four generational books, it is vital for me to understand how Mil
Social media channels and app companies don’t want you to stop scrolling, so they’ve enlisted the top mind hacks from psychology to keep you craving more screen time. Here are a few ways your mind is being tapped to linger longer, as well as strategies for getting unhooked. The average person spends a combined total of one entire day per week checking their phone, according to recent research. And that constant connection is not making us feel closer to our loved ones - it’s
Generation Z is those born between 1995-2014 (22 years and under). This generation has been called Generation Z, iGen, and Post-Millennials. In the past few years, Gen Z has been studied, and facts reveal that this generation is different. Moreover, Generation Z is the most diverse generation than previous cohorts; 48% non-white. They are also more educated than any previous generation and have the highest rate of cell phone ownership than prior generations, including Mille
Now more than ever, employees are looking for a sense of purpose and meaning in their work. But where does that purpose come from--the worker or the organization? In the 1960s (or so the story goes) President Kennedy was visiting NASA. While on a tour, he saw a man walking down the hallway with a broom and a bucket. Kennedy walked over to him, introduced himself and said, "What do you do here?" The man, who was clearly a janitor, replied, "Sir, I help put a man on the moon."
Mindfulness. It’s a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. That might seem trivial, except for the maddening fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened, or fretting about the future. And that can make us anxious. Mindfulnes
Change is good, because you grow with it. As each change in your life occurs, you grow and you learn more about yourself. Even if a change leads you to somewhere that you didn’t want to be, you will still learn a lesson from the change, and it will help you grow into a more rounded and balanced person. If we never change, we would end up stuck and going nowhere! Let’s face it: embracing change is no fun. Everyone likes staying in his or her comfort zone. After all, they call
A new generation of learners requires a new approach to workplace training. These are the six elements needed to professionally develop your Millennial employees. According to Bersin by Deloitte, a leading research and advisory services firm, talent management and development is the second biggest challenge facing HR executives in organizations today. Bersin estimates companies spend more than $130 billion per year on employee development, with leadership development as the s
If you have millennial employees on your team, you may find that they want and expect different things in the workplace than any other generation. These tips can help you support your millennials in reaching their full potential. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of 2017 U.S. Census Bureau data, the largest section of the workforce is comprised of millennials, at 35 percent. Millennials are critical for nearly every organization’s success, a fact that presents chall