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Looking Ahead: Navigating a Career Path as a Young Woman
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:58 PM
There is a reason why hindsight is 20/20: looking back is a heckuva lot easier than guessing what's up ahead. Smart women beginning their careers can take the guesswork out of what lies down the road by learning from the women who went before them. Been-there, done-that insight from talented women further along the career path can help up-and-comers shorten... Read More...
Same Office, Different Generation: What Younger Employees Can Teach
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 8:43 PM
Whoever said "You can't teach an old dog new tricks," obviously never conceived of a world where a generation of workers raised in the pre-Internet era would make daily use of smart phones, software, apps, etc. A more accurate maxim might be, "It's never too late to learn something new." Given that new tricks are the tools of the trade... Read More...
Same Office, Different Generation: What Younger Employees Should Know
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 8:41 PM
For young employees transitioning from dorm room to desk job, one of the biggest challenges can be interacting in a multigenerational setting. After all, during the school years, people are generally in lockstep with their age group. Workplaces, with a community of mixed ages, are a different story. Smart millennials can take advantage of the diversity of experiences... Read More...
The Silver Employee: Keeping Your Skill Set Vital Through the Years
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:02 PM
Wisdom may come with age but how about up-to-date job skills? Aging workers must continually polish their skill set: longevity doesn't always equal marketability. Older workers would be wise to repeatedly ask themselves an essential question: what... Read More...
Ageism: Is It Hurting Your Career?
Thursday, June 16, 2011 7:45 PM
In a tight job market, every advantage counts. For some aging employees, plastic surgery, Botox and hair dye is seen as a necessary step to remain a viable job candidate according to a spate of recent articles. While ageism, like its brethren -isms, sexism, racism, no doubt rears its ugly head in certain work environments, it should not be viewed as an insurmountable... Read More...
The Graying Workforce
Saturday, June 11, 2011 1:43 PM
Rumor has it Mick Jagger is starting a new band . Why not? He's only 67. Mick's not alone in working well past what was once considered retirement age. Gray is the new color of the American workforce according to the Department of Labor which estimates the number of workers 55 and over will jump 36.5 percent from 2006 to 2016. Where will all these folks... Read More...
Onboarding New Hires
Friday, June 10, 2011 1:40 PM
You've found the perfect candidate for that vacant position. Now what? Successfully onboarding new hires is as crucial as selecting the right candidate. Hit the ground running with our round-up of advice from across the web. Start Early Onboarding begins before the offer letter even goes out according to the HBR post Get Immediate Value From Your New Hires... Read More...
Strategies For Communicating Across Workplace Generation Gaps
Thursday, May 06, 2010 9:53 AM
By Candie Harris Where do you hear the sounds of fountain pens scratching on paper while smartphones buzz with incoming text messages? In the typical workplace. There are four generations at work today: Traditionalists (born before 1946) value loyalty... Read More...
Communicating Across Workplace Generation Gaps
Thursday, April 22, 2010 9:09 AM
As we discussed in a prior post, four very different generations of workers occupy the typical workplace. According to studies, it is not a particularly easy co-existence. Last year, Pew Research Center reported that almost eight in 10 people polled perceived a major divide between the point of view of younger people and older people today. The Pew Center's... Read More...
A Primer on Working Across Generation Gaps
Tuesday, April 06, 2010 9:04 AM
Where do you hear the sounds of fountain pens scratching on paper while smartphones buzz with incoming text messages? In the average workplace. There are currently four generations at work today : Traditional workers (born before 1946) value loyalty and discipline and respect hierarchy and authority Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964), being goal-driven, competitive... Read More...

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