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Here are 7 things you shouldn’t say to a Millennial

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Here are 7 things you shouldn’t say to a Millennial

Since Millennials have now emerged as the largest generation in Canada’s workforce, it is going to become increasingly important to learn how to work with them. Even though a large percentage of Millennials won’t be ready to become the managers you may need figure some of these things out in advance (make that sooner rather than later). 1. Just do it because I said so! Being bossy is not popular with millennials. Giving a Millennial limited instructions and directions and only bits of information is one sure way to lose their trust and interest. When it comes to completing an assignment they thrive on feeling a sense of connection and […]

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Mayor … “This is what we get for doing our own recruiting”

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Mayor … “This is what we get for doing our own recruiting”

   A Man was arrested outside city hall today, pretending to be a Chief Administrative Officer.  Fraud investigators say the perpetrator wore a nice suit. He looked (and even sounded) for all the world like the genuine article. “He smiled like one, talked like one and even walked like one” said the incredulous municipal clerk adding, “He was found rummaging through the dumpster, looking for council minutes to send out – apparently he was intent on sending messages to councilors with his secret decoder ring”. Another former co-worker suggested that “Larry’s future is behind schedule.” People in the city hall administration offices confirmed that “he was definitely scamming everyone”. Our sources tell us […]

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Millennials Now Represent The Largest Generation In The Canadian Workforce

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Millennials Now Represent The Largest Generation In The Canadian Workforce

Over the years, I’ve written a lot about the Baby Boomer Generation and how they (or, more accurately, “we”) are a fast- disappearing breed; I was reminded again this year, while watching a TBS tribute to those who passed away during 2016, of just how fast we’re disappearing. Maybe you saw it, too? The tribute scrolls through still pictures of Hollywood execs and entertainers and movie stars (such as Don Harris, Prince, George Michael, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds) and other well-known individuals who “left us” throughout the year. Not that retiring is like passing away, but watching the annual tribute always causes me to pause and think about the […]

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So, What Is A Milennial?

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So, What Is A Milennial?

Although it’s tough to “define” a group of 9.6 million Canadians, here are some of the basics. Don’t worry if this is all news to you – you didn’t miss “Generation’s Day” in high school. The word Millennial is relatively new, and some of the specifics are unclear… which has tended to promote confusion. Frankly, I’ve personally had a lot of trouble trying to figure out what group name to put on the younger generations (I’m a boomer). Maybe you’ve had trouble too? How old are they? Demographers disagree, but the general definition I use – and the one that Pew Research uses – is: Millennials are those who were […]

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4 Ps That Spell Career Satisfaction

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4 Ps That Spell Career Satisfaction

    Back in the day, my father went to work very early every morning, putting in long hours, “just to make ends meet” and while he really never complained, we all knew (because he told us) that he had always dreamt of becoming a teacher. Frankly, dear old Dad would have been a good one too. But instead of realizing his goal he knuckled down to a career in the printing business, sometimes doing a couple of part-time jobs as well. Today, you might say things have changed. The more general attitude is that your career should be about more than just paying the bills. Ideally, it should be energizing and […]

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