We recently got the chance to interview SAS Vice President of Human Resources Jenn Mann to give us an insider’s peek into the company that made the award possible... Read More »
A big “Thank you” to SAS for making it possible!
The 2015 Best Places to Work for Millennials list reveals the workplaces where Millennials want to work. It also offers new insights into what it takes to recruit and retain top Millennial employees. If you haven’t seen the list, check it out now, especially if you’re a Millennial in the workforce! This would have not been possible without the help from our Thought Leadership sponsor, SAS. We wanted to learn more about SAS and their work with Millennials so that you can be in the know, too.
Brand new insights for employing the fastest growing generation in the workplace based on our national study
If you’re reading this, you probably—like us—employ or plan to employ Millennials, also known as Generation Y. This generation of almost 80 million people in the U.S. alone brings a new mindset, skill set and enthusiasm to today’s multigenerational workforce. The resulting generational differences in your workplace can be a challenge or an opportunity—depending entirely on how managers and leaders respond.
To give you the leading edge in the generational opportunity, we created a special report with the newest insights and how-to strategies that have been proven to work with Millennial employees. These are the top findings from... Read More »
Want to work in a large company that will unlock your value? Start with these three companies!
We are thrilled to announce the top three winners in the large employer category for the Best Places to Work for Millennials 2015. These pioneering employers have shown that Millennials can be great employees in large companies across diverse industries.
The three winners for the large company category are... Read More »
Want to work in a smaller firm that can unlock your biggest potential? Start with these three companies!
Small employers can be great places for Millennials to start and build their career. Over 3,000 companies were analyzed to find the Best Places to Work for Millennials 2015. The top three companies in the small employer category prove that you don’t have be a big employer to create big engagement with your Millennial employees!
The three winners for the small company category are... Read More »
List reveals key factors that help Millennials thrive at work
The Center for Generational Kinetics released today its first annual list of The Best Places to Work for Millennials, just in time for this year’s 1.8 million college graduates seeking to launch their careers. The list, which comes on the heels of news that Millennials are now the largest workforce in America, also offers new insights into what it takes to recruit and retain top Millennial performers.
To find the best places to work for Millennials, The Center for Generational Kinetics partnered with the workplace excellence research firm Best Companies Group (BCG), which manages over 50 “Best Places to Work” programs around the globe... Read More »
Attention Millennial job seekers! These 75 companies are the best for you
Congratulations to the 75 companies who succeeded in creating a workplace where Millennials want to work and grow their career! This recognition acknowledges leadership, innovation and commitment to employing the fastest growing generation in the workforce: Millennials and Gen Y.
Check out 2015’s Best Places to Work for Millennials winners list... Read More »
Unexpected attributes of today’s fastest growing customer group
Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the fastest growing group of customers in the marketplace today. Along with not carrying cash, this generation brings unexpected customer attributes that marketers and sales professionals need to know to win them now.
Here are three things you probably didn’t know about Millennials, but you should: 1) Millennials are not disloyal customers. Our review of client data across multiple industries and price points shows that Millennials are incredibly loyal customers once they choose to be loyal to a brand, company, or salesperson. The challenge is that Millennials are still “sampling” their purchase options at a later age. In fact, Millennials reach most life events later than previous generations: college graduation, first job, first marriage, and first child. If you hit these life milestones later, the purchasing decisions that follow the... Read More »
Managers and leaders face an unprecedented challenge
Managers and leaders are responsible for solving an unprecedented challenge: up to five generations working side by side in their workforce. Each generation brings its own life stage, communication preferences, priorities, and more.
Managers and leaders are responsible for solving an unprecedented challenge: up to five generations working side by side in their workforce. Each generation brings its own life stage, communication preferences, priorities, and more. Here is a quick overview of the five generations by birth years... Read More »
Every generation has defining moments—what is it for Millennials and Gen Y?
What was the most important generation-defining moment for Millennials? Was it the Internet, mobile phones, or the Apple watch? The answer is much more poignant: September 11, 2001.
The destruction of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001 is the “JFK assassination” for U.S. Millennials. It’s their “Where were you when?” moment. Millennials can tell you exactly where they were when they heard the news, saw it on television, or read about it online. The shock, pain, and aftermath of 9/11 changed the generation forever. The unforgettable importance of September 11, 2001 is the reason that The Center for Generational Kinetics believes that the birth years for Millennials end in 1995. While beginning and ending birth years for any generational cohort are more gray than black and white, 1995 is an undeniable stopping point for the Millennial generation... Read More »
Do we call them Millennials, Gen Y or something else?
We are frequently asked, “What is the ‘correct’ name for Millennials?” Do we call them Millennials, Generation Y, Echo Boomers, or something else? The answer is: It depends on where you live.
In the United States, the more popular name is Millennials. In every other country, the more popular name is Generation Y. The key thing to know is that Millennials and Generation Y are different names for the exact same generation. This is the generation born after Generation X. Interestingly, if you ask Millennials if they are a member of the Millennial generation, many of them will say, “No way!” because they don’t feel that they are part of this generation. We see this self-identifying response stemming from two main reasons... Read More »