All Blog Posts Tagged 'Y' (23)

Recruiting the Misunderstood : Part Two – Gen Y Awareness

I’m back this week with part two in the series : Recruiting the Misunderstood. In Part One I defined Gen Y and discussed the various characteristics of the “Millennial”. I received some good feedback…


Added by Amy McDonald on November 6, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Recruiting the Misunderstood : Part Two – Gen Y Awareness

I’m back this week with part two in the series : Recruiting the Misunderstood. In Part One I defined Gen Y and discussed the various characteristics of the “Millennial”. I received some good feedback…


Added by Amy McDonald on November 6, 2013 at 2:46pm — No Comments

The Kids Are All Right: The Secret History of Gen Y Theory

SEO Alert: This is an #HREvolution preview post, but since if you haven’t already booked #HREvolution tickets, you're SOL, I wanted to lay out what Ben Eubanks and couldn't cover about Gen Y in 45 minutes during our #HREvolution session Sunday.  Hope to see you there, but either way, read on and if you tweet, add #HREvolution to the end. See you in…


Added by Matt Charney on October 4, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Do employers need to to adapt to meet the needs of Gen Y? (Or should Gen Y adapt to meets the needs of the employer?)

When I was growing up as something of a surly youth way back when, I had my own idea of what I wanted and what the world owed me. But, I soon found out that in order to get on in life, and in work, you need a degree of flexibility rather than a set of immovable expectations around which employers need to lightly tread. The difference is of course, back then we…


Added by Alasdair Murray on September 16, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Admit it, the big "O" stimulates quite a reaction

You clicked to read about your idol Oprah, didn’t you? No, expecting some other big “O” content… Well, then you’re on the wrong website, buster!

Badge of honor, source of pleasure, reason for pride, satisfaction to scream about or maybe just something to accept quietly and celebrate contently in your own mind. The big O in all of its glory. Whether solo, with a best buddy or as a group, it’s something we’ll all experience - if we’re lucky to last that long.

What, you’re not…


Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

An Inside Look at How Gen Y Views the Workplace

Recruiting the best candidates isn’t always easy. HR outsourcing firms and hiring managers know this. With recent college graduates entering the workforce, different factors are at stake when it comes to making a decision about where to work. Whether you…


Added by Erica Bell on November 20, 2012 at 2:19pm — 14 Comments

Not Your Typical Millennial

By this time, we’ve all heard about the Millennial generation or Gen Y.  We know about Helicopter Parents (or worse, Blackhawk parents), entitlement issues, and the fact that they’re all what we’d consider “digital natives.”  Yep – Gen Y has never known the world without the internet.  We’re different than any other generation.  Yes, you heard me right.  We.  I’m a Millennial too. …


Added by Kirk Baumann on October 4, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Sourcing through Facebook: From “Nah” to “Yeah!”

“Facebook and Sourcing?  Nah…”

The debate about Facebook’s revolutionary role in online sourcing rages on.  Some recruiters, citing the site’s reputation as a purely social networking site, claim that its informal atmosphere seemingly precludes any serious professional networking (a niche filled by LinkedIn).  Simply put, they say, Facebook users log-on to have fun, not to look for jobs.  


On the contrary.  As a corporate recruiter,…


Added by Dana Feigel on September 19, 2011 at 5:15am — 19 Comments

In Pursuit of Happiness (#SHRM11 Learnings pt. 2)

"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere." -- Agnes Repplier

Am I a culture fit for this company?  Do my values and beliefs align with those of the organization?  These are two questions that many job seekers, employers, and employees are asking themselves these days.  Culture is the… Continue

Added by Kirk Baumann on July 12, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Are employers balking at Generation Y candidates?

Generation Y is nearly as big as baby boomers, and since Yers started entering the workforce, this new cohort has been raising eyebrows. To be sure, your typical Gen Yer is very technologically savvy, resourceful, self-confident (uninhibited by the self-doubt of the older generations) and up to any challenge. They are creative, learn quickly and are not shy about contributing their opinions and suggestions.

But these revered aptitudes and attitudes come as a package deal. And the… Continue

Added by Ilona Jerabek on April 1, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

‘Managing Forward’ Series Part I: Advice on Managing Young Professionals

I had a great student job when I was in college.  I had the pleasure of working in the SUNY Geneseo College Student Union and working for a great mentor, Chip Matthews, Union Director.  I often lean on the learnings and advice I received from Chip, and wanted to know how he was doing since I left (I am sure the place is falling down without me!).  I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the topic of managing college students with Chip Matthews.  What…


Added by Chernee Vitello on January 20, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

YouTern... connecting emerging talent with start-ups and entrepreneur-driven companies, through internships

Hi, I’m Mark Babbitt, the CEO of eJobbz, the company that brings you YouTern. I want to tell you about YouTern, and provide a little background on why we’ve created an online community that connects college students and graduates with entrepreneurial-driven companies through internships.

In addition to my company role, I am the proud parent of five children. From the oldest to now the…


Added by Mark Babbitt on July 31, 2010 at 2:24pm — No Comments

How can employers make themselves relevant to Gen Y?

Employers need to think big about how they are going to showcase their organisational culture and people to draw in, attract, and retain the next wave of high potential talent. While baby boomers still firmly rule the roost in the workplace, a new generation of graduates are emerging with a different set of influences and cultural reference points.

These graduates have grown up with technology around them, and thus have a different set of expectations from the world they interact… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 4, 2010 at 4:04am — 2 Comments

Gen Y – Tear down your walls

Every so often, we have a generational shift – Baby Boomers, Generation X, Gen Y. Every time this happens, all the changes in behaviour, in interests, in work ethics, in motivational drivers are being dissected and highlighted, new modi operandi imagined, claims made – out with the old, in with the new.

Within recruitment, Gen Y is currently a really big, serious and hot topic, discussed in…


Added by Felix Wetzel on April 19, 2010 at 5:46am — 1 Comment

GenY Free Agency & The Dangers of Social Media

Generation Y has had many descriptors placed upon them: digital natives, entitled, world-changers, ambitious, lazy, and impatient. These descriptors, the changing nature of the employment contract, and the lack of quality information about an organization prior to hire suggests that many companies may be in for trouble with the group that naturally shares online with breathtaking speed.

We’ve already seen examples of the damage that employees can do to a company brand using the Social… Continue

Added by Omowale Casselle on March 17, 2010 at 12:12pm — 2 Comments

Generation Bowie – the original flexible workforce?

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it” (George Orwell)

“Talking ’bout my generation” (Pete Townsend, 1964)

‘Trying to forget your generation/I say your generation don’t mean a thing to me’ (Billy Idol, 1977)

I’m reading a lot of blogs lately concerning generational demographics, particularly looking at how the attitudes of…


Added by Mervyn Dinnen on February 16, 2010 at 5:13pm — 1 Comment

Gen X using Gen Y tools spells trouble...

Social networking sites, such as Twitter and facebook in particular, are featuring significantly in online debates at the moment, principally for two reasons it seems:

* Employers are using social networking sites to 'check out' candidates before extending job offers

* Employers are complaining about the time 'wasted' by employees who use these sites regularly at work

If you are currently in HR, and find… Continue

Added by Gareth Jones on January 29, 2010 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

A Short Film from My Generation (y)

I found this video on TalentCloud after Peter Gold followed me on twitter. The site looks very interesting. It should keep me occupied for the rest of the evening.

I am not sure if I endorse this or not just yet but I do see some of the truth in the way we (gen y'ers) see the world.

Although, it… Continue

Added by Veronica A on April 6, 2009 at 6:21pm — 8 Comments

Gen Y in the Workplace: Four things that won’t change regardless of the economy

“Over 80% of the people in Deloitte’s workforce are under 35, so we’ve got to get this right.” - W. Stanton Smith

Stan Smith is national director, Cross Generation Initiatives at Deloitte LLP and author of Decoding Generational Differences: Fact, Fiction…or Should We Just Get Back to Work? An expert in workforce attitude trends, Stan shared recent research findings with me in this recent podcast “trends that are long term… Continue

Added by Peter Clayton on February 22, 2009 at 6:17pm — No Comments

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