As manufacturing has started to make a return to the US after decades of fleeing overseas, manufacturers are still running into the same ongoing, vexing problem—how to attract, engage and retain Millennials in production positions?
The attraction problem begins at home. Gallup surveys point out that although a significant percentage of Americans say keeping manufacturing jobs in the U.S. is the best way to create jobs, parents want their kids to go to college, not into work they see as dirty, dreary and dead-end. Teachers and the media, for the most part, have not exactly portrayed a manufacturing career in a positive light, either. (more…)
It might seem strange, but for those of us in the Baby Boomer and Gen X generations, our kids have somehow suddenly become our co-workers and clients.
While we were going about our lives, the Millennial generation streamed into the workplace, quickly becoming the largest percentage of the workforce and securing more spending power than any other age group.
Their sheer numbers, growing percentage of leadership positions, and entrepreneurial spirit mean they have a significant impact on business development and sales. Ignore Millennial preferences and styles, and it will be at our own peril. (more…)
This article was written by Suzanne Kaplan and originally posted to BizPhilly/PhillyMag.com.
Recently, Matt Burns, CEO and president of Burns Engineering, embarked on a move to new headquarters at 20th and Market Streets. As head of the 50-year-old design and management consulting company, Burns had undertaken a major move before, but this time it presented an unexpected challenge: generational issues. (more…)
We are always proud to see our awesome strategic partners doing great things! That’s why we’re excited to share that Dr. Brandi Baldwin-Rana, Leadership Psychologist and CEO of You Advise.Me, has released her book, Put In Work: Gain Respect, Influence Others, and Get Results as a New Leader, where she shares personal stories of her failures, pointed advice and employable wisdom for all ready to take on leadership. (more…)