Millennials continue to get razzed for having their heads buried in their phones. For managers of Millennials, this behavior is most frustrating during the middle of a meeting. Those finger flicks and swipes can make the blood of the most seasoned managers boil.
If the small Yondr pouches that lock smartphones shut with a wireless signal while in the “no-phone zone” aren’t an option for your meeting, then what’s a person to do?
This challenge extends beyond the business environment. I recently spoke to a room full of highly esteemed doctors from around the country, and many asked me about how to get their Millennial residents to turn off their phones while in the classroom. Read more
The Next Generation Catalyst Podcast episode #033.
In this episode of the Next Generation Catalyst Podcast, we interview President and CEO of CableLabs and the ex-CTO of Hewlett-Packard, Phil McKinney. We discuss the importance of innovation, how anyone can generate 20-25 ideas in 30 minutes a day, and how Millennials should execute their best ideas.
Brands are clamoring for Millennial attention, companies are striving for Millennial engagement, and leaders are attempting to rise-up the next generation of Millennial leaders. What better way to understand the expanding Millennial viewpoints in each of these categories than by hearing directly from them? Here are 26 Millennial quotes from recent surveys, studies, and research firms that specialize in all things Millennials.
1) “The last luxury product I purchased was a hand crafted reclaimed wood table from Amish woodworkers.” -Male, 28
2) “My favorite app is Airbnb because I like to travel on a budget.” -Female, 22
3) “Fair trade certified, sustainably harvested and organic ingredients are what influence me to buy health and beauty products.” –Male, 30 Read more
Employers say they are planning to hire 11% more new college graduates for jobs in 2016 than they did last year. Perhaps the slight increase is due to 68% of hiring managers agreeing that, “Millennials possess certain skills the previous generations doesn’t tend to have.” Or perhaps employers will be replacing Millennials that have left the organization since 58% of Millennials expect to leave their jobs in three years or less.
Whatever the reason for recruiting or engaging Millennials at work, it’s crucial to understand the shifting perspectives they have of work and career so you can better position your company as an ideal Millennial employer. Read more