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Managing Millennials: Three Tips to Working with Emerging Employees

Millennials, Millennials, Millennials. You can’t go anywhere these days without someone talking about this group of young people. I am frequently asked how to engage, reach, and sell to this massive demographic group. Often, I’m also asked how to work with Millennials. Here I use the term “Millennials” to describe people born between 1980 and

In depth this week: How financially independent are young adults?

ROB CARRICK The Globe and Mail Everyone has a theory on how today’s young adults are doing. Members of Generation Y have been declared both better and substantially worse off than their parents. But maybe we’re missing the point. What really matters is whether young people are achieving financial independence in today’s economy. This is

Young blood can rejuvenate your company, if you know how to work with Gen Y

Rick Spence | May 11, 2014 7:30 AM ET Financial Post Recent news reports indicate that transfusions of young blood can reverse the aging process and “recharge” the brain, improving memory and learning. So it shouldn’t surprise you that the same phenomenon applies to business: infusions of young blood can rejuvenate tired organizations and fill them with new

Student debt: Parents of Gen Y should stop talking and start saving

ROB CARRICK The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Apr. 28 2014, 4:36 PM EDT Give parents an A-plus for talking up the importance of a post-secondary education for their kids, and a C-minus for backing it up with financial help. There are student loans, bursaries, scholarships, tax deductions and part-time work to help students pay their

CTV News: Millennial Moms more relaxed

Abacus Data CEO David Coletto appeared on CTV News Network to discuss how Millennials are changing the nature of parenthood. Watch the clip here: http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=352239&binId=1.810401&playlistPageNum=1  

Gen Y and Millennial moms having more kids and abandoning helicopter parenting

Sarah Boesveld | April 24, 2014 | Last Updated: Apr 24 7:42 PM ET A new generation of laid-back mothers is rewriting the playbook on parenting, ditching the hands-on helicoptering of older mothers and even aspiring to have larger families than their predecessors, according to a Canadian survey published Thursday. The findings of BabyCenter’s Canadian Millennial Mom Report show

Why advertisers are getting millennial men all wrong…

Dante Atkins theguardian.com, Sunday 20 April 2014 16.00 BST Ah, millennials. In some circles, we’re known as the generation that wants a trophy just for showing up. The youngsters who expect work without reward. The narcissists who want to move back in with mom and dad because we’re just too lazy and expectant to actually find

Slow start, shaky future for millennials

Dan Horn, The Cincinnati Enquirer6:04 a.m. EDT March 16, 2014 CINCINNATI — A swipe through her phone’s personal finance app tells Jessica Sebastian all she needs to know about retirement. Seven more years to pay off $44,000 in student loans. At least a few years to get out from under $20,000 in credit card debt.

Broadbent Institute: Poll shows deep unease among Millennials and Boomers

A poll conducted by Abacus Data for the Broadbent Institute shows deep unease with economic policies tilted more to the needs of corporations than citizens. The institute asked 983 Canadians aged 20-30 who are in the job market—millennials—and 1,064 people aged 50-65—boomers—who have at least one child aged 20 or older. Download the full report

Sorry Banks, Millennials Hate You.

BY ALICE TRUONG When Scratch polled 10,000 millennials to find out which industry was most prime for disruption, the results were clear: Not only did banks make up four of their top 10 most hated brands, but millennials increasingly viewed these financial institutions as irrelevant. The three-year study from Scratch, an in-house unit of Viacom that consults with
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