I Like My Sugar With Coffee and… EDM? A GenY Spin on Morning Motivation.

Holland Dombeck McCue Current Affairs, Generations, Holland Dombeck

While the coupling of a dashboard-thumping Beastie Boys hit single and a Starbuck’s Venti coffee  is enough fuel to send most of today’s workforce into their nine-to-five on an intergalactic high note, for some, morning motivation has recently taken on a new form with Daybrearker—a morning movement that will start your day off unlike anything else. Complete with pulsating music, …

The CYA Report E60: Raising Kids To Be Entrepreneurs – One Gen Y Story [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, CYA Report, Generations

Welcome to The CYA Report, brought to you by Workforce.com and Fistful of Talent. On today’s show we have Max Yoder, Co-Founder of Lesson.ly and Founder of The First Fund, on Raising Kids To Be Entrepreneurs – One Gen Y Story. Host: Kris Dunn Producers: Cara Lucas & Julia Lindsey Music: Intro: Sold Out by The Toobes Outro: If I Could, And You Ever Would …

4 Ways to Make Sure Millenials Don’t Blow Off Your Training

Guest: Max Yoder Generations, HR, Onboarding, T+D

I make training software for growing businesses and I was born in 1988, so you could say I have a unique perspective on the millennial-training conundrum, which effectively posits that the millennial generation is annoyingly difficult to engage in corporate training programs. With that in mind, I went ahead and put together a little cheat sheet for anyone who needs …

5 Reasons Why Your Kid Will End Up Being a 40-Year Old Barista

Kris Dunn Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Kris Dunn, Salary Caps

Wow.  That title is harsh.  Time to man up/woman up. As whatever higher being you believe in knows—I’ve got my own challenges as a dad.  But there’s a couple of things I see out there in the world. And when I see them, I know your kid may end up as a 40-year old barista.  Now, my kid may end …

Talent Management, 1989 Style

Dan Carusi Business Development, Candidate Pool, Change, Coaching, Dan Carusi, Employee Coaching, Generations, Influence, Learning and Development, Race, T+D, Talent Strategy

Once upon a time, in 1983, a track & field team was formed at a small division III school in Northeast, PA, named Moravian College.  Like most new athletic programs, recruiting was difficult with the absence of a championship and lack of big-name athletes.  The head coach, well aware he would not land the High School State Champion, decided to …

Talkin’ Bout My Generation

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Generations

My name is Andy and I’m a Gen Xer. I’m 38 years old which means I “grew up” in the late 80s and early 90s. Which also means I have fond (and not so fond) memories of things like watching actual videos on MTV, having a boom-box, having birthday parties at McDonalds, having a mullet (with a flat-top I might …

Advice to 2013 Grads from HR [Video Bonus!]

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Coaching, College Recruiting, Generations, Good HR, HR, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Leadership, Onboarding, Performance, Personal Brand, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

It’s that time of year when college and universities around the world will release onto us the great minds of the 2013 graduate class.  This always makes me think of the popular advice – Wear Sunscreen: While this advice might be from 1999 – it still rings true today – but like everything else in the world this can be …

We Only Hire Republicans

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Culture, Driving Productivity, Engagement and Satisfaction, Generations, HR, Influence, Innovation, Interviewing, Leadership, Organizational Development, Performance, Pop Culture, Recruiting, Resumes, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Sourcing, Tim Sackett, Trench HR

Before you go all Obama on me, let me explain.  A Stanford Business School economist recently studied the impact of political partisanship and attractiveness – believing that people find those of the same political party that they share, more attractive than someone from an opposing party.  From the article in Slate: “In the first experiment, 197 subjects were brought into …

1st Time Job Regrets

Tim Sackett Candidate Pool, Career Paths, College Recruiting, Compensation/Cash Money, Generations, Interviewing, Job Market, Job Seeker Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Negotiation, Onboarding, Recruiting, SHRM, Social Recruiting, Tim Sackett, Total Rewards, Trench HR, Work Life Balance, Working With Recruiters

how can i get back with my ex girlfriend One of the most read blog posts I've written in the last two years is: How To 'Really' Get An Entry Level Job.  It's pretty basic, straightforward advice on how I would go about finding an entry level job, if I was just coming out of college.  One piece of advice …