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Housing recovery leaves Millennials behind

By: Hadley Malcolm and Barbara Hansen USA TODAY July 18, 2013 The house needed work — weatherproofing, a new back fence, a basement to transform into a bedroom — but the couple was excited nonetheless. The house would have been their first. Instead, two weeks after putting in a bid, Mila Gates, 27, and her husband

Getting Millennials to Love Their Jobs Isn’t About Pool Tables and Beer

By: Aneil Mishra PolicyMic July 04, 2013 Only 30% of employees are motivated at work, and that is up from 28% in 2010.  About half are disengaged, don’t really care if they are “there” or not, and the rest are actively disengaged, resulting in lost productivity and other costs to the organization, like turnover.  Which category do you

Youth unemployment is a global crisis

In the Globe and Mail this morning Konrad Yakabuski  sums up details of the global youth unemployment crisis: While Europe is the epicentre of youth unemployment, the crisis is a global one. In Canada, more than 411,000 young people under 25 were out of work in April, pushing the youth unemployment rate up to 14.5 per

Connecting with Generation Y: Cummins Allison Provides Tips to Attract Younger Members

BusinessWire May 30, 2013 Generation Y, also known as millennials, makes up 26 percent of the Canadian population and is widely regarded as one of the most coveted market segments. Millennials are tech savvy multi-taskers that value convenience and personalized service. They’re also concerned about personal finance; Generation Y is more likely to feel there is

The millennial parent

By: Sarah Kendzior Aljazeera May 29, 2013 I have a friend who was the first in his family to go to college. He grew up poor in the rural Midwest and earned his BA from a top school in the region. But when the recession hit in the early 2000s, he could not find a

Engaging With Millennial Customers Through Social Media

By: Hulya Aksu Huffington Post May 29, 2013 There’s been a ton of buzz in the media lately about the “Me, Me, Me Generation” of millennials. Tagged as being the most connected, they’re using their constant, real-time plug-in to technology to engage in an impressive social, global citizenship that, sense-of-entitlement be damned, we might want to pay attention

Four tips for hiring the best millennial workers

By: Josh Tolan The Globe and Mail May 28, 2013 Millennials are the future of the work force. Today, about 40 million tech-savvy millennials have entered the job market and by 2025 that number will skyrocket to 75 million. If you’re looking in your company crystal ball, the odds are good you’re seeing millennial talent

How Millennial Moms Are Changing Motherhood

By: Katherine Wintsch Huffington Post May 28, 2013 The old childhood cadence is familiar: “Sally and Johnny sitting in tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g…” For generations, the path to domestic bliss was pretty clearly mapped out for young women. Study hard, go to college, fall in love and get married. Check, check, check, check. Next up, buy a house in

Life lessons for Generation ‘Why’

By: Emma Teitel Maclean’s May 21, 2013 New book teaches Millennials how to be grown-ups The news has two objectives: to report what’s just happened and to rehash, in the most sensational terms, what is apparently always happening. There’s the obesity beat, the what-gives-you-cancer beat, the housing-crash beat, and the most constant of these constants: the

Young Minds: Millennials facing increased rates of stress compared to other generations

By: Allison Vuchnich and Carmen Chai Global News May 9, 2013 TORONTO — They may not have kids to feed, house mortgages to pay or a minivan, but Canada’s generation of the future is feeling the stress. Millennials — or those 18 to 33 years old — are feeling the weight of the world on their shoulders, more

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