What Millennials Expect From their Employers

Millennials are joining the workforce in increasing numbers and will represent nearly 75 percent by 2025. Currently, 40 percent of companies employ 50 or more millennials; however 44 percent of millennials say they will leave their job within two years. This generation is considered the most diverse in U.S. history and has obtained more college … Continue reading “What Millennials Expect From their Employers”

6 Things Every Millennial Should Know About Working for 500 Fortune Companies

Many people, and especially millennials striving to prove themselves as valuable members of the workforce, are attracted to opportunities at Fortune 500 companies. They view working for a large, recognizable brand as a badge of honor, a career-making opportunity that will allow them to be able to compete for any job they might want in … Continue reading “6 Things Every Millennial Should Know About Working for 500 Fortune Companies”

How to Help Millennials Succeed in the Workplace

Ever since they began to graduate from college and enter the marketplace, Millennials have maintained a less-than-flattering reputation. Millennials are often depicted as lazy, inefficient and entitled. While this may be true for some, it’s certainly not the truth for the majority. What many people fail to see is how beneficial young energy can be … Continue reading “How to Help Millennials Succeed in the Workplace”

Young Professionals – You’re Doing It Wrong

For those of you who remember your philosophy courses, here’s a syllogism which is undeniably true. Individuals who step outside the rules of compliance get noticed, People who get noticed typically have more opportunities than those who are invisible to those around and above them. Ergo if you are non- compliant with the rule system … Continue reading “Young Professionals – You’re Doing It Wrong”

Employers Place Substantial Value on the Soft Skills of Young Professionals

A recent study by education charity Central YMCA which surveyed senior managers at over 200 businesses, revealed that UK employers value more than just work-related skills in young people coming out of the education system and into the workplace. According to the study, alongside valuing someone who is well-travelled and has experiences of other cultures, … Continue reading “Employers Place Substantial Value on the Soft Skills of Young Professionals”

Why a Bad Speech Can Be Your Best

As a young professional, communications skills are vital to your success; your competencies in presenting your ideas to an audience are key to standing out from the crowd.   The challenge is that speeches and presentations don’t always go as intended and it is essential that you understand how to deal with the situation when … Continue reading “Why a Bad Speech Can Be Your Best”

3 Negative Influences Holding Millennials Back in Their Careers

Each generation displays unique characteristics molded from the socio-economic forces in play, reactions to their parents’ generation, and the cultural zeitgeist of the times. The Millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, is often criticized or praised, depending on your viewpoint, for being less enthralled with their careers and the American consumerist quest for “things.” … Continue reading “3 Negative Influences Holding Millennials Back in Their Careers”

Cultural Etiquette is Necessary for Business and Career Success

It is expected that the average millennial will have more than four careers throughout their lifetime. When you also consider the increasingly global nature of our economy, you realize that at some point you will be working with people or a company from another culture. Your ability to work effectively in that situation will determine … Continue reading “Cultural Etiquette is Necessary for Business and Career Success”