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It must be a struggle, having to listen to scary words you don't like from little people you don't respect. Almost like you don't think you should have to listen, by virtue of your hard-won experience of giving up on anything but the bottom line, and wish that all of us employee-children would just be quiet and respect you.
I shake my head whenever I am exposed to these stereotypes, because they are contrary to my experiences as a tech employer. After careful consideration, I've determined that not only are the specific traits of millennial employees completely opposite to these characterizations, but that a company can really capitalize on them to achieve their business objectives.
It's impossible to find anything in the world today that might serve Millennials as well as Woodstock served my generation. They clearly seek a signpost pointing to how things might be improved, even as the louder voices of my waning cohort dismiss them thinking, as they wrongly do, that Boomers will live forever.
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Abdullah Snobar is the executive director of Ryerson University's DMZ business incubator, ranked first in Canada and fifth in the world. That puts Snobar in charge of the downtown Toronto home to over 400 entrepreneurs and 50 employees.
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The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report last week arguing that the growth in foreign workers in Canada can be attributed partly to the fact that there are fewer and fewer low-skilled Canadia...
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Despite being a tech-savvy Gen Y'er who lives online, sometimes I read an article that makes me feel like I'm being relegated to some "too old to be hip" corner of the internet where only Clint Eastwood and baby boomers hang out. The most glaring instance was an October article in Quartz about the rise of social payments app.
Generation Y Canadians, born between 1980 and 1995, are constantly portrayed in the media as a generation burdened with financial issues. Here are a few tips from my personal experiences to ward off the spend-fests and embrace the habit of saving to overcome student debt.
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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 online jobs site.Monster Canada says recent numbers f...
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In the world we are living in today, the modern man is complex and if we cannot make the effort to understand them then how will we ever start to get there? Is it just about selling product, or can advertising now be a tool for which we guide lifestyles? Can we show the modern man that he can share on social, that he can be a stay-at-home father and that he can evolve his role?
If not repaired, the unhappy Gen Xers who will remain in organizations will be unable to pick up the slack caused by retiring boomers and will stall the development of millennials. Gen Xers are currently supervising millennials bosses. So when observers warn of millennials leaving the workforce in droves, they might want to first investigate their Gen X bosses and their feelings of value.
Hamiltonian twentysomethings just can't leave the nest. That much is apparent from 2011 census statistics that show 51.6 per cent of Steel City residents between the ages of 20 and 29 are still living...
Arts graduates spend years dissecting texts like "Waiting for Godot." And like the characters in Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, generations of them have been stuck in one place, unable to find jobs...
A good leader is someone who other people want to follow, and good leadership is both a valuable and necessary trait in those who aspire to guide and manage businesses, institutions, organizations and...
It's a well-known fact that real estate prices don't match our incomes out here on the West Coast. But if you eliminate the single-family home pipe dream and consider the growing popularity and relevance of condo living, it's not such a long shot to find a home the Vancouver millennial can afford.
Canada’s baby boomers and their children see almost eye-to-eye when it comes to the country’s economic direction, and both groups are worried that some pro-business policies of the past several decade...
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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.
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.
It's 1992, and you're six years old. You're in a classroom that hasn't changed much since your parents sat there (despite the welcome lack of nuns in the classrooms of my own Catholic grade school). Y...
That’s the finding of a new study that looked at incomes in 1981 and compared them to incomes in 2006. Markus Moos, a University of Waterloo assistant professor, says 25 to 34-year-olds of the curren...
Millions of eager twenty-somethings sit poised at their laptops, each prepared to deliver the final frontier of insight into the only thing that matters: Themselves. We need to wake up and stop being a bystander in this generation's cultural devaluation.
Some of Generation Y is rebelling against an uphill battle of purchasing affordable homes or securing reasonable rentals by moving into non-traditional alternatives like cars, boats and collective hou...
Does the Canadian media have a grudge against millennials? According to a new video podcast from Maclean's and Toronto Life columnist Jesse Brown, when it comes to the country's most venerated newspa...
When I was In grade 10, I asked my teacher: "Why aren't the Special Needs students in any of our drama classes?" He hesitated... "It's... not a good fit." I asked our principal, who looked away: "It wouldn't be... appropriate." When I asked the head of the Special Needs program, she answered right away, "They would love to be, but they're not allowed." It seemed so unfair. These guys were the funniest, most uninhibited people I knew and drama would be the perfect thing to help develop their social and life skills. But I was only 15. It was a school policy. So.... I started my own program, just for them.
The younger portion of Generation Y -- the students still roaming college campuses -- must work at a breakneck speed in order to create the lives that they desire. If they sit at home and relax, then their degree will net nothing more than a full-time gig at Starbucks, or so they say. Thus, there is increasing pressure to make oneself suffocatingly busy, setting aside virtually no free time for creative activities. We are caught in a cycle of one-upmanship: volunteer more, study harder, work longer hours.
Generation Y is all about do-it-yourself ingenuity, but DIY these days involves more than a hammer and nails. Technology and science have never been so accessible — and millennials are using this ac...
Confession: we're bingers. You know what were talking about: wait for a full season of Game of Thrones to come out, block off a 'sick day,' and marathon all 10 episodes online. We've all been there. The way we watch and consume content is quickly evolving -- we're demanding more content, and we want it accessible and on-demand.
Today's twentysomethings are feeling pinched, trying to earn meaningful pay cheques to put toward a mortgage, but the Canadian government has made it even tougher by tightening lending rules to keep a leash on the housing market. Combine this with a decade-long rise in house prices across Canada, it's no surprise Gen Y is feeling down about buying their first home.
What you may ask is diversity fatigue? It is the Herculian effort required by diversity practitioners to keep the momentum going through the toughest economic crisis since the depression. It is maintaining the gains with front-line managers (the so-called frozen middle) who ask "when will this diversity thing end? Have we not handled it by now?"
Porn shows lots of penises, vulvas, and orgasms, but it doesn't show -- it can't show -- the things about sex that most people value: talking, laughing, kissing, whispering, negotiating, appreciating, cuddling. Feeling special, feeling desired, feeling graceful.
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Members of Generation Y may not be particularly interested in conventional politics, but sooner or later they're going to end up in power anyway. When they do, millennials, loosely defined as adults...
One of Lourdess Sumners’ most vivid memories of her childhood battle with cancer was pining for real food while hooked up to a feeding tube and watching The Food Channel on TV. "It was horrible. I hat...
Vanessa* was 16 when she first sought out pornography on the web. Apart from a brief brush with adult material before the age of 10 (she searched for ‘American Girl dolls’ and stumbled upon porn), she...