Millennial Generation

How To Deal With Adult Children Living at Home

Caitlin McKay | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Living
Caitlin McKay

After the initial shock of Junior Child moving back home we started to realize that this situation was not so bad. Our individual lives, which had expanded to include activities and friends that were not possible during the child rearing years, were not curtailed. We started to enjoy the company of our adult daughter and were able to offer help with cover letters and resume writing.

For New Grads, Job Strategies Just Aren't Enough

Jaime Morrison | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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.

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...

Social Entrepreneurship: Benefiting the Bottom Line While Benefiting Society

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Impact
Eric Quon-Lee

Social entrepreneurs are an interesting and, in many respects, a hard-to-define breed. Their principles do not fit neatly into the predefined parameters that have been established in for-profit entrepreneurship or charitable organizations. These constantly evolving principles of social entrepreneurship include:

Selling to Millennials? Mix Up Traditional With Social Media

Andrea Lekushoff | Posted 04.30.2014 | 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...

Why Your Children Don't Need to Hear 'Because I Said So'

Brett Caron | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada
Brett Caron

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 ...

Millennial "Laziness" Is a Cry for Change

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada
Eric Quon-Lee

Today's Millennial Generation is realizing that the soul-sucking construct of the Corporate Rat Race no longer applies, and it doesn't meet the needs of humanity. Indeed, the Millennial Generation realized that there were a number of problems with the Corporate Rat Race. Here a few.

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.

In Defence of the Selfie: Narcissistic Body Positivity

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Selfies, to me, are narcissistic. There's no denying that. But they also show the world who I feel like I really am inside. I am a great selfie taker; I get all my best angles because I know to look for them. The photos I produce are ones I'm proud of. For me, selfies document my journey with my own self-acceptance.

Believe it or Not, Millennials Are Most Prepared for This Economy

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 12.13.2013 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

Yes, the Millennial Generation. The generation born between 1982 to 2002 that has been mischaracterized by many employers as lazy, incompetent and entitled, is the same Generation that is the best prepared for the changing nature of work. The reality is that the demands of today's Millennial Generation are the same demands that enable their own survival. The Millennial Generation is merely being motivated by self interest and self protection given today's economic and social constraints.

Don't Worry (About Earnings) Be Happy

r/ally | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
r/ally

In Canada, the average salary is expected to increase only 3.1 per cent in 2014. Various trends continue to replace straight-up salary increases, such as targeting top performers with bonuses and enhanced reward programs. In fact, this trend toward softer, intangible benefits from companies is exactly what we Canadians have been asking for.

Generation Y Is Ambitious, Not Unhappy

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Wild ambition is the fuel for the engine, but the engine is represented by hard work. You can't get anywhere without both, and that's something that I've taken from living as a Gen Y'er. We've all made our own happiness. That's what life is about.

Seema Dhawan

Why So Many Canadian Millennials Leave Canada

HuffingtonPost.com | Seema Dhawan | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Alberta

Royal Tsang was working at a bank in Canada when he was offered an opportunity to move to Hong Kong. The 29-year-old Vancouver native had never lived ...

Eight Tips for Managing Millennials at the Office

Bruce Mayhew | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Business
Bruce Mayhew

They're in their twenties; they're hungry. They're coming for your office. They're "Millennials" and many will want to wear flip-flops to work, don't care about spelling, have zero discipline, and expect the keys to the C-Suite. Like it or not, managers have to find a way to help Gen Y. Here are a few techniques for mitigating millennial migration.

My Girlfriends Are Making A World of Difference

G(irls)20 | Posted 09.04.2013 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

2013-06-12-blog_girls_20_summit_v01A.png My girlfriends are engineers -- compassionate, beautiful, well-educated and yes...smart women who are out there making a difference. My friends are designing implants to deliver pain medicine for those with chronic pain. But what if my girlfriends never received an education?

What Your Use Of Social Media Says About You

AskMen.com | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Living
AskMen.com

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.

It's Not the Labour Market -- It's You

Stephanie Brooks | Posted 06.21.2013 | Canada Business
Stephanie Brooks

Sit down, take a nice cold sip of your iced grande half-caff sugar-free non-fat vanilla hazelnut latte, turn off Angry Birds on your iPhone 5, and pay attention, 'cause Gen Y? We need to talk. Stop blaming everyone else for your lack of a decent job. It's not the labour market. It's you.

Five Tips For Landing the Job You Want

John Laforet | Posted 06.02.2013 | Canada Business
John Laforet

In just a few weeks, the latest batch of millennials will graduate from post-secondary institutions across the country in one of the most challenging job markets young Canadians have ever faced. Below are some tips I offer soon-to-be and recent grads as they enter the workforce.

A Beginner's Guide To Income Taxes

Cleo Hamel | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Business
Cleo Hamel

No matter how your academic career ends, there comes a point when you join the workforce and (hopefully) start earning a regular paycheque. Earning income means you have the privilege of paying income tax. It may not be your first thought, but tax planning is an important part of a financial plan.

How to Run Your Non-Profit Like a Business

Jeffrey Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2013 | Canada
Jeffrey Bernstein

The non-profit organization, just like the technology start-up with a disruptive, yet unproven, new innovation, must sell its vision as much as its financial model and its metrics for measuring impact. But by reducing organizational survival to a simple sales-pitch ignores the fundamental truth that not all organizations are created equally.

Joshua Ostroff

Why Are MP3-Weaned Millennials Adopting Parents' Vinyl Habit?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Cleaning my basement the other day turned into a musical archaeological dig. I unearthed a Men at Work vinyl album from when I was 8, a bag of old-sch...

We're Not Entitled, We're Just Screwed

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Business
Adam Kingsmith

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg We were told we could have the world, and unsurprisingly, we're getting more than a little anxious out about the idea that we won't be so fortunate. To be frank, all we really want is for that ugly lie our high school guidance councillors told us in senior year "if you go to a good university and work hard, doors will open for you," to be true. But it's not.

Navigating Your First Tax Return on Your Own

Cleo Hamel | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Business
Cleo Hamel

There are many different types of tax preparers but one of the most trusted is mom and dad. Many younger Canadians rely on parents to help them file their first tax returns, but there does come a time when you need to take control of your tax return and learn how to prepare it yourself.