The mistake made by nearly 1 in 3 millennial managers

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Younger enterprise managers are far more likely than their older counterparts to understand the need for workplace flexibility and the value of leveraging the skills of freelance professionals. A survey commissioned by freelance website Upwork of more than 1,000 U.S. hiring managers shows that nearly three-quarters (74%) of millennial/Generation Z managers supervise workers who spend […]

Technologies : les 10 emplois les plus recherchés par les Millennials

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Vous ne pouvez pas rivaliser dans l’économie digitale sans les Millennials, qui représentent désormais 35% de la main-d’œuvre, selon les données de Pew Research, devant la génération X (33%) et les baby-boomers (25%). Cette génération est essentielle pour les entreprises, non seulement en raison de son nombre –(âgés de 18 à 35 ans, les Millennials […]

Tech jobs that attract the most interest from Millennials

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You can’t compete in the digital economy without Millennial workers, who now comprise 35% of the workforce, according to data from Pew Research, ahead of Gen Xers (33%) and Baby Boomers (25%). Millennials are essential to enterprises today not just because of their sheer numbers — 56 million Americans ages 21 to 36 were working […]

How truly age-agnostic hiring practices could be a competitive boon

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There’s a lot of discussion these days concerning the impact robots, artificial intelligence, machine learning and even plain old automation will have on jobs. No surprise, given that technology already is replacing manufacturing line workers, call center operators, financial traders, supermarket cashiers and more. Yet this intense focus on the robot invasion may be causing […]

Bridging the generational divide at work

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A generational workplace skirmish erupted on LinkedIn back in March, with Millennials and older workers lobbing insults of varying levels of wit and vitriol at each other. While my transparent bid to leverage this battle for page views met with some success, my efforts to broker a peace were for naught! For example, I concluded […]

Workplace generational war breaks out on LinkedIn!

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A messy battle between older professionals and Millennials surfaced on LinkedIn recently, and while it had its entertaining aspects, it really brought out the simmering resentment and disdain that many members of each generation feel toward their older/younger workplace counterparts. Fortunately, none of this will matter once the robots take all our jobs. But until then, […]

Do enterprises have only themselves to blame for the ‘tech talent shortage’?

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“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves.” — Cassius, a nobleman and CIO, speaking to his friend and enterprise chief executive about the vexing tech talent shortage in ancient Rome (apologies to William Shakespeare) A few weeks ago I wrote about whether enterprises truly are struggling to find people with sufficient […]

How digital detachment corrodes workplace culture

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We take it for granted now, but digital and mobile technologies have dramatically transformed – and even redefined – the workplace. No longer is it assumed that the vast majority of employees must gather at a physical headquarters or satellite office to do their jobs. Today’s enterprise employees increasingly are able to be productive from […]

When it comes to digital security, millennials are slackers (but so are boomers)

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Data from a survey of nearly 800 employed U.S. adults makes clear what enterprise IT security professionals have always known: Humans — of all ages! — are the single biggest security vulnerability in any enterprise. Conducted by payment technology solutions vendor First Data, the survey aimed to assess the cybersecurity awareness of different age groups among […]

How millennial work habits fuel enterprise success (really!)

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Regarding millennials, the typical advice for enterprise leaders often has a slightly patronizing air to it. Younger workers, it seems, are children to be tolerated and even indulged: “If you don’t allow millennial workers to use the digital tools of their choice on the job, they will become unhappy and unproductive.” (Cynical Subtext: You have to let […]