Canada Millenials

Where An Arts Degree Will Lead You

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Arts graduates spend years dissecting texts like "Waiting for Godot." And like the characters in Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, generations of t...

How to Get Millennials To Follow You

Rob Henderson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Canada
Rob Henderson

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 ...

How To Unleash the Next Generation of Talent

Jessica Knox | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada Living
Jessica Knox

We know there is a slew of young talent out there with impressive skill, agility and creativity. They lack professional experience but also demand more autonomy, responsibility and fulfillment in work than ever before. So how do we get what we need from them, while giving back what they seek from us as employers?

Selling to Millennials? Mix Up Traditional With Social Media

Andrea Lekushoff | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada
Andrea Lekushoff

Are Millennials, the 18 to 33-year-olds who have grown up with social media and digital devices imprinted on their palms, impermeable to traditional m...

Millenials, Communication and the Curse of Social Media

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Living
Ken Rabow

So, my iPhone 5 went on the fritz. I called AppleCare and got a really professional, organized, thoughtful millennial who helped me. We did a diagn...

Why you Should Hire Interns...and Pay Them

Rob Henderson | Posted 02.14.2014 | Canada Alberta
Rob Henderson

One quick Google search for the word "intern" and you will find a myriad of opinions, blog posts, and even the odd intern job posting. Most of the debate surrounds the topic of interns earning money, or in most cases the lack thereof.

Millennials Misunderstood: The Truth About My Generation

Gloria Roheim McRae | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living
Gloria Roheim McRae

There is a lot of coverage these days about the problem with Millennials. If you look, you'll find us frequently labelled as "idealistic", "narcissistic" and "entitled" in popular media. From the Time Magazine cover story on May 20, 2013 to the Bloomberg ad blaming the Millennials for the Recession, I couldn't disagree more. I am proud of my generation of changemakers born between 1980 and 1995.

The Moment I 'Started Something' That Matters

Jessi Cruickshank | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada Impact
Jessi Cruickshank

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.

What Media Companies Need to Learn About Selling to Millennials

Kyla Zanardi | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada
Kyla Zanardi

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.

What Your Use Of Social Media Says About You

AskMen | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen

Try and deny it all you want, but it's true. And social media allows, in a sense, for some instant gratification in regards to that innate desire. Is that a bad thing? A good thing? That's for you to decide.

There's a Time to Text and a Time to Talk

Nancy A. Shenker | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Living
Nancy A. Shenker

So many people are hiding these days behind their devices, using efficiency and speed as just one of the many excuses to avoid direct communication. I don't purport to be the Emily Post of digital etiquette, but the following are times when some form of more intimate and potentially interactive communication may be preferable to their smart phone or tablet equivalent.

Five Reasons To Start Your Own Business Right Now

AskMen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Business
AskMen

Just about everyone I know has designs on or at least daydreams of starting a business, which I think is normal. And yet, while no one ever says, "I want to be a cog in a giant, multinational machine when I grow up," that's usually what happens. I can't give you advice on how to create a successful business, but I can hopefully give you the nudge you need to at least try.

More And More Millennials Are Going Under The Knife

The Huffington Post Canada | Carly Thomas | Posted 12.18.2012 | Canada Style

At 14, Sonia Van Burgsteden was unhappy with her body. She would look enviously at her sister’s generous bust and dream about curves of her own. Whe...

Gen Y Politically Engaged? #GiveMeABreak

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg We've mistaken being politically opinionated for being politically engaged. We simply give off the appearance of being so, by "sharing" and "publishing" articles from the New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy -- look at me, this is what I read! Aren't I an intellectual treat? An opinion doesn't mean a thing -- but a vote does. The sooner that we stop pretending that 140-character messages makes us politically engaged the better off our generation will be.

When Asking Y, Do We Ask the Right Questions?

Kevin Elliott | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada
Kevin Elliott

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg Many analyses of Gen Y seem to merely entrap themselves in the dichotomy between labelling young people as "lazy" or claiming that young people have an opportunity to reshape the world in which they live. As young people, we can either decide to conform to or alter the content of our society, or we can go a step further and assume the courage to discuss ways in which the form of our society may be what is holding us back.

Gen Y Feeling Stress? Get a Grip

JD Halperin | Posted 01.23.2013 | Canada
JD Halperin

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpgWe're lucky to have the time to worry about the self-esteem of our children or the discrepancy between the size of our childhood fantasy home and our current urban shanty. While of course we calibrate our problems and react to them according to the world we actually occupy there's something to be said for perspective.