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How To Find Success With A Millennial Workforce

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.
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Meet the Millennial Executive

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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Thank Baby Boomers For Gen Y Disrupting Capitalism

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

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.
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The Decline of the Millennial Empire

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.
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Gen Y Struggles In Housing Market

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...
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The Moment I 'Started Something' That Matters

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.
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Do Today's Gen Y Students Have Too Much Ambition?

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.
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5 Tips to Help Transform Gen Y Renters Into Homebuyers

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.

Diversity Fatigue Can Be Overcome

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?"
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Why Young Adults Need Porn Literacy

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.