Careerstone Group Insights Posts Tagged "Generations"

Five Tips to Stay Competitive in a Young Market

I hate the term “seasoned worker.” It makes me feel old rather than experienced. But that’s what we call people 50 and older who have 20+ years’ experience in the working world. Seasoned workers don’t get as much respect as they used to, despite the fact that they comprise…  Read More

In Defense and Praise of Gen Y

Gen Y, also known as the Millennials, is a group with birth dates roughly from 1980 to 2000. Gen Y workers are often labeled with unflattering terms.  As a consultant for organizational development, one of my specialties is generational diversity. I work with many different cohorts to help…  Read More

Essential Skills for Modern Living: More Google, Less Knitting - But You Still Need to Know Where th

Put down those knitting needles. Stop darning. Reading a paper map? Forget about it. Those are just three of the skills you no longer need to survive or thrive in the twenty-first century. That’s according to the Daily Mail in Great Britain, which conducted a poll to determine what are—and…  Read More

Effective Retention Strategies

We all know how important it is for businesses to find, attract and retain a talented workforce. In today’s world, workers, especially younger ones, change jobs much more frequently than they did 10 years ago. Turnover has a huge financial and organizational cost as businesses struggle to recruit…  Read More

Introducing You to Generation Z!

For the past decade, Millennials have been all the craze. They have dominated the focus of social media commentary and the business world, as organizations seek new ways to attract and retain Millennial employees. Entering the workforce in huge numbers, Millennials have transformed the norms of what…  Read More

New Careerstone Survey: Young Employees Lack the Skills to Work with a Difficult Boss

Filling the soft-skills gap: young employees rate employee/boss relations as the most challenging soft-skill in the workplace Younger employees face challenges working with their managers and supervisors.   Careerstone Group’s most recent survey revealed young employees, those aged 18 to…  Read More

Managing Up for Graduates: An Interview with Careerstone President, Mary Abbajay, Author of Managing

What does it mean to “manage up”, and how can managing up help you succeed in your first job, and beyond? Managing up means managing the relationships that matter most in the workplace—especially the ones with our bosses. It is not about sucking up, kissing butt, or becoming a sycophant.…  Read More

Welcome Generation Z to the Workforce

I know, it probably seems like we just wrapped up with introducing Millennials into the workforce. After years of focus, online pop-psychology articles, and angry Tweets, Millennials are no longer the young, bright-eyed, straight-out-of-college kids they used to be. Millennials have moved on. Now, 47%…  Read More