Canada Millennials

Kofi Annan: Global Solutions Will Be Defined by Youth

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Is it just us, or does the world feel a bit scarier lately? The world needs experienced leaders -- grizzled global firefighters with the wisdom to staunch the flames and guide us through turbulent times. One is Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Empathy Is the Key to a Successful Business

G(irls)20 | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Everyone should act as a leader to make a strong environment for their business. If you are reading this, you may be a smart leader that knows how to earn money and build long-term relationships with your clients. If you analyze the key behind this kind of success you will find there is a simple answer: empathy.

Millennials Facing 'Undersupply Of Good, Solid Jobs'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Millennials may be facing a tough job market, but they are the age group spending the least amount of time between jobs, according to an onl...

Millennials Will Lead the Workplace Revolution

Mary Donohue | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada
Mary Donohue

Since I launched my business, executives have told me that they didn't have the time, money nor inclination to train and promote anyone other than the top 20 percent of their leadership, because that is where they believed their profits came from. Wrong. The negative financial effects of ignoring 80 percent of your workforce are as damaging as they are prevailing.

Do You Use All Three Forms of Communication?

Mary Donohue | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada
Mary Donohue

If you can master this skill our research demonstrates that you can increase trust in leadership by 9 per cent in as little as 13 weeks. What does this mean to business higher productivity? Less churn. What does the mean to politicians, the difference between losing and winning, especially in a horse race election like Ontario's.

Achieving Student Loyalty -- What Would Don Draper Do?

Rob Henderson | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Business
Rob Henderson

After I watched the season seven finale of Mad Men, I opened my laptop and stared at our latest yconic research on student loyalty. With the finale st...

For New Grads, Job Strategies Just Aren't Enough

Jaime Morrison | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Business
Jaime Morrison

For most people in my generation, stress runs high. Among high school students and university/college students, academic stressors are king. That said, the main stressors facing students and recent graduates are integrally connected. Career stress is a big concern.

Why You Should Care That Grads Are Entering the Workforce Stressed Out

Rob Henderson | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada
Rob Henderson

This is a generation that cares about their community and is very motivated to make a difference. By providing opportunities to positively impact their community, you will also help them feel good about themselves and their company, which will ultimately have a profound impact on relieving their stress.

Please Don't Associate Me With 'Bud Light Living'

Hannah Jack | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

What I think is important to remember is that the twenty-somethings of the 60's weren't any different than us. They had the same advantages and disadvantages that we have -- I mean, minus iStuff. But they felt comfortable enough to get weird and be anti-establishment and fight for what they believed in. Why don't we?

WATCH: Mobile Connectivity Charts New Course For Business

Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Business

Dave Wilkin is the founder of Ten Thousand Coffees, a networking site that brings recent grads together with business leaders. He notes in the video a...

Forget the Flashy Office, Millennials Want Jobs With Security

Jaime Morrison | Posted 05.21.2014 | Canada Business
Jaime Morrison

While Millennials are known for being the generation of "job-hoppers," switching jobs year-to-year, data from our most recent study shows that the threat posed by high unemployment rates is starting to impact our career goals. A flashy open-concept office or extravagant signing bonus may not be what many new grads are looking for.

I'm Actually Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman

Hannah Jack | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

This is what it actually feels like to be not a girl not yet a woman. You're young enough to go out drinking on a Monday afternoon and old enough to take a good hard look at yourself in the mirror the next morning. You're young enough to still wear leggings as pants but old enough to realize you really need to start doing some squats.

Inheritances, Bigger Budgets Help 1st-Time Home Buyers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Baby boomers coming into almost $1 trillion in inheritance will bolster Vancouver's real estate market as they downsize and help their millennial chil...

Thank Baby Boomers For Gen Y Disrupting Capitalism

Darrell Kopke | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Darrell Kopke

In every business book in every business school in the world, the mandate of business is solely to maximize profit for shareholders. The rule of the game CEOs of the last 50 years were playing was "profit at all costs." Social impact was something you considered afterwards, maybe. The baby boomers may not have considered people and planet but they raised a generation of self-actualized, mission-based children.

3 Ways Millennials Can Take Control of Their Taxes (and Refunds!)

Jeff Cates | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Cates

While these digital natives bank and manage credit cards online and through mobile apps, only one third plan to file taxes themselves using tax software. Given that taxes are like the DNA of personal finances, it's only natural that doing it themselves is the next step in managing all aspects of their pocketbook. Here are three tax tips to help Millennials take full control come tax time.

Don't Let Your Business Suffer From Corporate Flu

Mary Donohue | Posted 04.27.2014 | Canada Business
Mary Donohue

Strangely enough today's business environment reflects the internal and external struggles of illness. Businesses regularly forego profits to throw money at customer surveys, logistics, marketing, and technology to keep their customers happy. Just as your body starts to fail from constant stress or neglected disease, a business with a corporate culture that is toxic to its employees starts to shut down.

Finding the Confidence to Find Love

Ken Rabow | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

You can't just give up because you haven't found love or met people who live their lives based on appearances or fear. You know that. Tell yourself: "I deserve to be loved. I deserve happiness and I will be patient and relentless in my pursuit of both." Say it again.

How a Conversation Over Coffee Could Change Your Life

Dave Wilkin | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada
Dave Wilkin

We're bringing the traditional model of mentorship into the 21st century. In five years, 50 per cent of the workforce will be made up millenials. The scary thing? There is a big disconnect between the generation that created social media and those at the top running the companies. At least until now.

Baby-Boomers and Millenials, Do These Seven Things to Survive Each Other

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.28.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

Avoid really talking to each other! Talking is vastly over-rated. All it does it force you to actually hear the other's side of things and that can only lead to understanding. which makes resentment much more difficult. Circumvent occasions for pleasantries. Nothing good comes from giving the other person the benefit of the doubt.

Millenials, Save Yourselves With These Do's and Don'ts

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

You are not brilliant because you could play three strings on a guitar when you first picked it up. Your artwork really was just pieces of pasta, glue and paint... it wasn't "just like Van Gogh". It wasn't the cutest thing when you first passed gas (or the last time in front of Grammie).

INFOGRAPHIC: Student Holiday Budget Survival Guide

Jaime Morrison | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada Living
Jaime Morrison

During the 30 days leading up to Christmas students and youth aged 16 - 29 told us that they are spending more on holiday activities and gifts for others. And it doesn't end there. Most troubling for many students will be paying tuition next semester. Here are some tips from StudentAwards for how to beat the holiday spending crunch.

Just Because I Can Live My Whole Life Online Doesn't Mean I Should

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I stopped journalling because I got online. I don't think that's a bad thing, but I am realizing that reconnecting, thinking how to package myself and my experiences in a palatable way, and "making memories" is getting in the way of actually living them. That is the one thing that today's technology has taught me. I may be able to get information and companionship instantly, but it doesn't mean that I should.

Put These 8 Leadership Books Under the Tree

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

A quick Google search will yield a number of lists for the best management books, so let's not waste our time on the undisputed classics. Here are a few recommendations that are a little less obvious.

Why Millennials Are Ideal Leaders of Change

Kelly Lovell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Impact
Kelly Lovell

What society doesn't realize is the very traits we try to condemn our young generation for is exactly what makes them ideal leaders of change. Rather than self-centred, youth are individualized and are not afraid to break the norm and be their own person.

How to Conquer Millennial Career Paralysis

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business
Sarah Vermunt

Twenty-somethings often find themselves paralyzed with indecision as they anxiously deliberate the creation of career, family, and future when on the doorstep of graduation. So what's a twenty-something entering the workforce to do? Consider these three steps.