Millennials in the Workplace

Millennials As Disruptors: This Changes Everything

Peter Shurman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada Business
Peter Shurman

Early in 2015, I wrote about millennials as radically different from baby boomers because I believed our social structure would experience an earthquake as Gen Y took the helm. Gallup clearly identified this sea change and has researched key aspects. If you're a boomer, notably a boomer boss, pay attention! You need to know what you're into if, indeed, you don't already!

Are Millennials Our Biggest Problem Or Our Greatest Hope?

Ken Rabow | Posted 03.28.2016 | Canada Business
Ken Rabow

A key incentive for Millennials is happiness; down the list is financial gain. Help them be in an inspiring and enthusiastic work environment and make sure that the work is based on tasks and goals not a time-clock.

Millennials Need To Change These 5 Attitudes About Work

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
Kathy Buckworth

So, what makes you look bad? Trying to upstage your manager, particularly if you are a lot younger than them. New ideas are always welcome, but you should always be taking them to your manager first. I see many hardworking, successful millennials in the workforce, but there are some I wish I could just course-correct a little bit.

Kendra Nicholson: Fairy Beer Mother

Caitie Drewery | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Caitie Drewery

Self proclaimed "fairy beer mother" Kendra is the community manager of one of the fastest growing companies in Toronto -- Steam Whistle. She's responsible for producing the excellent online content that comes out of the brewery and is the voice behind the hugely popular social media accounts. I sat down with her and asked for more details about her dream job.

Telling Your Story Can Change The World

Jagneet Singh | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Jagneet Singh

A few years ago I decided to embark on a backpacking trip across Europe for two months. Towards the end of my travels, I found myself at the Sisteen Chapel in Rome, Italy. As I was standing there, enchanted by this insanely crazy masterpiece, I felt a soft whisper perk the tiny hairs on the back of my neck.

Shannon Simmons: From Bay Streeter To Barter Babe To Financial Superhero

Caitie Drewery | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Business
Caitie Drewery

Shannon is a CFP, a CIM and the founder of the New School of Finance. What does that all mean? She's a total trailblazer in the Canadian financial planning industry; winner of Flare's 30 Under 30 and Notable's 2014 Best In Finance. She is taking the stuffiness and jargon out of finance. Her focus is helping fellow millennials understand and manage their money and prepare for the future.

What Drives Millennials In The Workforce?

Brian Robertson | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Business
Brian Robertson

With millennials expected to take over 75 per cent of the workforce by 2025, they bring with them new ideas and principles replacing the workhorse mentality that marked the professional generation before them. One of the biggest motivators for this "experiential generation" is travel. No longer seen as an exclusive domain of the C-suite, travel has become a regular fixture in job descriptions and perks catered towards this younger cohort of executives.

How To Keep Boomers Feeling Valued In The Workplace

Evan Thompson | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

Numerous articles, academic papers, and books have been written by people of all generations about the new complex social and organizational dynamic in the workplace as Millennials and Boomers vie for corner office or executive parking spaces.

Owner Blames 'New Generation' Of Workers For Restaurant Closure

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Business

She said young workers expect to be "paid dearly" and have shifts scheduled around their cellphone use.

Sponsoring Refugees As A Workplace Is Good For Business

Lina Duque | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

Engaging staff in a cause that matters to them is a win-win for both company and employees. Companies with high employee engagement report more productivity and lower absenteeism and turnover.

My Responsibility as a Millennial to the World's Children

World Vision | Posted 09.24.2016 | Canada Impact
World Vision

We Millennials have grown up. We've gone from passionate teens to professionals, flexing our leadership muscles in the workplace. We still carry the idealism of our younger years, but, with our new roles as movers and shakers, the stakes for our involvement are much higher. This is our world now -- and we need to be ready to help take charge. This week in New York City, the United Nations will adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals, a set of goals and targets designed to end extreme poverty over the next 15 years. They're universal, and so are expected to guide the policies and practices of all countries, not just the developing ones. As a Millennial, I'm keeping a watch on what our governments and organizations do, and looking for ways to help.

Work-Life Balance Is No Longer a Gender Issue

Eva Pomeroy | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Eva Pomeroy

The wide-scale entry of women, especially those with young children, into the workplace has been called "one of the most profound changes in Canada in the past quarter century." The impact of this change is widespread and multi-faceted. One major aspect of the change is something researchers call the convergence of gender roles.

How Millennials Have Changed the Workplace

Naomi Titleman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Business
Naomi Titleman

When thinking of millennials, it's common to picture fresh-faced graduates straight out of school and ready to change the planet -- which is why it's easy to forget that this much-discussed generation (anyone born after 1981) has been in the working world for over a decade, with many of them now holding down senior titles and highly influential positions.

Meet the Millennial Executive

Lina Duque | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

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.

Nine Career Lessons I Learned Before 30

Erin Bury | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Erin Bury

Naturally as I approached 30 I reflected on my career thus far, and the path that led me here. Here are the things I've learned over eight years of building a career -- hopefully some of them resonate and help you as you're building you own.

Why Does Everyone Keep Telling Me To Get A 'Real' Job?

Kelly Lovell | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Living
Kelly Lovell

The definition of a traditional career does not lend well in today's innovation and technology driven economy. Workplaces are changing. No longer must you come into the office everyday for business meetings when you can stay at home and with a click of a button, video conference with executives around the world.

12 Things Established Professionals Can Learn From Millennials

Evan Thompson | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Business
Evan Thompson

My mentoring work has led me to conversations with millennials who have left a positive and lasting impression. I have learned much from them -- practically and personally. Their different view of the world, while seemingly foreign to the older generations, can provide a different lens through which to see things that can have a profound effect on business.

Stop Complaining About Self-Entitled Millennials in the Workplace

Dina Vardouniotis | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Business
Dina Vardouniotis

So who are these self-entitled and demanding employees? They're your kids! As you struggle to keep up-to-date on the latest technological innovation and manage the relentless stream of news sound bites by the second, you also busy playing the role of your millennial kids' career coaches and life counsellors for fear that they might move back home. So where did you go wrong?

Millennials Facing 'Undersupply Of Good, Solid Jobs'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.16.2014 | 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...

Give Us a Break: Generation Y and Precarious Work

Jodie Shupac | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada
Jodie Shupac

it's the state of the current labour market that has triggered much of this Millennial stereotyping. We're often pegged as lazy, unwilling to commit to a stable, full-time job because it means forsaking our supposedly cherished sense of freedom and flexibility. But in reality, so many of us 20 and 30-somethings in Canada and elsewhere have had to struggle to find any job, let alone one that offers secure, full-time hours, pays decently or offers any sort of benefits; this "freedom" has not been chosen, but flung upon us unwittingly.

Why Some Millennials Shun Higher Education

The Huffington Post Canada | Victor Ferreira | Posted 12.17.2012 | Canada Business

Michael Silva is a confident 24-year-old whose ambition led him to start BudgetParking Inc., a parking enforcement business that brings in more than $...

Millennials: Want More Work Skills? Learn From Boomers

Dr. Curtis L. Odom | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Business
Dr. Curtis L. Odom

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg There's a lot of talk about how to engage Millenials and Gen X out there, but little is being said about how to engage an aging workforce and the Boomers. Boomers are at the stage in their career where they're starting to think about the legacy they leave behind, the challenges they overcame and the success that they built. It may not be easy, but its the right time to tap into this and use it to your company's advantage.