Managing Gen X, Y, Baby Boomers

Trophy Generation Damaging Nation’s Work Ethic

The Trophy Generation | Is it destroying the motivation and the drive kids need to achieve success without getting a prize, trophy or other form of instant gratification? For several years I was on a selection committee for Eagle Scouts.  We were the... Read More »

3 Expectations of Millennial Employees

Jolene Erlacher One of the key arenas where generational differences collide is in the workplace.  Often older employees view younger colleagues as being less committed and lacking a good work ethic.  While in some cases this is definitely true, ofte... Read More »

Employee Retention Articles

Hiring and Retention Six Ways to Get Employees out of a Sophomoric Slump  Fast Company, June 2014 Talent is Top Priority for CEO’s, Overtaking Managing Risk World at Work, April 2011 A Third of Your Employees Want to Quit: Here’s How to Keep Them BNE... Read More »

To Leave or Not to Leave: Should You Quit Your Job?

About 10 million Americans earn between $40,000 and $80,000 annually, according to Pew Research data. If you’re sick of your boss, office politics or being underappreciated, maybe you’re thinking it’s time to leave your middle-class... Read More »

Seven Steps to Start a Consulting Business

The baby boomer generation has been discussed, dissected and debated since its emergence in the mid-1940s. Seventy-six million strong, the group was the center of a new youth-oriented America with changing social norms, new suburbs, and growing moder... Read More »

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Underperforming employees are not hard to find. They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects. They are cavalier about company rules, create conflict in the ranks or seem to do just enough to get by. They abuse the sys... Read More »

Solving Gen Ys Passion Problem – Cal Newport – Harvard Business Review

This is a great article about what makes Generation Y tick. Also some great discussion on the blog.  A must read for anyone wanting to understand this generation. Solving Gen Ys Passion Problem – Cal Newport – Harvard Business Review. Read More »

Recruiting and Retaining “Generation Y and X” Employees

Does your organization rely on the younger generation for employees? Are some of your workers in their late teens, twenties, and early-to-mid thirties? If so, they’re part of Generation Y or Generation X. Many employers would agree that both groups s... Read More »

Managing Generation X and Y

Today’s workforce consists of four distinct generations. Each brings its own set of behaviors, demands, expectations and values. Additionally, each generation brings its own set of stereotypes and myths. In today’s age-diverse workplace, one ma... Read More »

Baby Boomer Generation Versus Generation X and Y “Generation Y and X”

Many good employees are quitting traditional organizations because the older workforce does not know how to manage them properly. I recently worked with the U.S. Army who is experiencing a severe retention problem. Highly skilled Generation X junior ... Read More »