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You might say Gen Y learned a lesson the hard way from their parents – they are saving for retirement early in their careers in spite of huge student debt.
A recent survey from TD Ameritrade reported that the financial recession has had a positive impact on the saving patterns of Gen Y.
The TD [...]
Change – the word alone conjures up negative emotions. Whether in your personal life or in business, change can be one of the hardest challenges we face, yet we do it every day. Knowingly and unknowingly, our daily interactions with people change our behavior, sometimes for the better and sometimes not as much. But fear [...]
While social media use as a means to collect and hire top talent remains hot and trendy in the recruitment world, job boards still top the list as the best place to find candidates.
Talent generation services firm Talent Technology Corp. found that 63 percent of professional recruiters use social recruiting as a sourcing tool, [...]
Our special section on talent acquisition in Talent Management magazine’s January issue featured a piece titled “The Skills Shortage,” which broke down various reasons why companies today can’t find the talent they need – or at least say they can’t. It’s a question that begs to be answered; with unemployment [...]
Last night President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union address, and I couldn’t help but notice some of the parallels his speech drew from an article I wrote that went live early Tuesday morning on the power stories have to retain top talent.
The premise of the story I wrote was [...]
When the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Talent Management post articles on happiness at work within days of one another, there is no way I am keeping my mouth shut, even if I did promise to go a whole quarter without writing a “happiness” article. But if you have been called a “happiness guru” by [...]
If you are a member of Gen X, born between 1965 and 1976, you are often referred to as independent, self-reliant, mistrustful of institutions, and at times focused on your personal “back-up plan” – just in case things do not work out for you. But the one value most remembered for Gen Xers is the [...]
As we all know, the economy has been sluggish for the last three or four years. Open positions have been few and relatively easy to fill with the large numbers of people searching for work. Companies have been keeping top performers to help them get through until things pick up.
Chatter indicates that [...]
The year-end numbers are in, and for many organizations last year’s performance seems to demand big improvement in the new year. Now is the time to set stretch goals, right? Not so fast! If your company takes part in the annual ritual of setting stretch goals, be sure you know what you are getting into [...]
I often joke with friends and family about how much I enjoyed the “company culture” that came with being a graduate journalism student at Northwestern way back in 2010.
Aside from doing a lot of my student reporting and writing from Medill’s lavish downtown Chicago newsroom, much of my work was done in the comfort [...]