Understanding Millennials as Employees

Understanding Millennials: A New Generation of Employees

December 7, 2016
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Understanding Millennials: A New Generation of Employees The mosaic of the American workforce has changed dramatically over the years, particularly with the rise of the millennial generation.  Millennials (born 1981 to 2000) now make up more than half of the workforce in the United States, second only to baby boomers.  They differ quite significantly from […]

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Transgender at work

Transgender in the Workplace: How To Create An Inclusive Environment

October 7, 2016
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Transgender in the Workplace: How To Create An Inclusive Environment The life of a transgender person is filled with challenges and discrimination, especially when it comes to the workplace. While more and more lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers have made their presence known at work, transgender employees have historically tended to lag behind in terms […]

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How To Set Realistic Expectations With Employees

June 30, 2016
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Updated on October 13, 2020: View our related piece, specific to expectation-setting during the coronavirus pandemic: Setting Realistic Employee Expectations: Stability for the Employee + the Company   The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the importance of open and honest communication. As millions of workers shifted to full-time remote work for the first time, managers and […]

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How to Tackle Feedback Head On

How to Tackle Feedback Head-On

May 2, 2016
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How to Tackle Feedback Head-On Most managers want to avoid challenging conversations with employees almost as much as they want to avoid getting a cavity filled at the dentist. Why this reluctance? Many leaders are concerned that their feedback will negatively impact employee self-esteem or cause unwanted stress, frustration, and even anger. If not handled […]

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Career Development

Why Now is the Time to Have Career Development Discussions

March 22, 2016
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Why Now is the Time to Have Career Development Discussions This is the time of year when discussions about career development are front and center across companies of all sizes. Why now? By the end of the first quarter, the glow from that highly coveted promotion or compensation increase has worn off, and employees are […]

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