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regroup They’re Back by Neil Howe and Reena Nadler You knew them as students. Now Millennials are coming to campus as your colleagues. A new wave of employees is entering America’s workforce. Say hello to the “Millennial Generation.” wHat to Do: Offer applicants plenty of forTy years ago, young Boomers launcheD a growing resisTance To Being rankeD By “The sysTem.” ToDay, millennials are Bringing Back The Desire To achieve within The sysTem. They are nothing like the Boomer or Gen-X employees who preceded them. They are bonded to their parents and networked to their friends. They want structure and instant feedback. They expect to be doted on and served. They work well in teams and have complete confidence in their future. They fear risk and dread failure. They have conventional life goals. They want the system to work. As the Millennials age and enter the workforce, managers and supervisors are learning that some of their tactics from the past have lost their effectiveness. Now employers are looking for new ways to recruit, retain, and maximize the productivity of this rising generation. Here are just a few recommendations. one-on-one attention, using high-tech tools (email, blogs, Web chats) to amplify a high-touch approach (recruiting personally in schools). Develop formal mentoring programs for young employees. Resist the urge to insist that they “pay their dues” and forgo personal attention. Instead, leverage their desire to feel special by demanding more of them as important members of the team. Co-reCruit tHe parents Highly involved parents have followed Millennials through every stage of life, attending “mommy and me” pre-school classes, challenging poor grades, and helping students register for college classes. Now, employers are noting a rising tide of parents hovering over their twenty-something children’s job search and early employment, calling up managers to negotiate benefits, request special treatment, or even protest poor performance reviews. wHat to Do: Instead of trying to block treat tHem like v.i.p.s From precious-baby movies of the mid-‘80s to the media glare surrounding the high school Class of 2000, older generations have given Millennials the sense that they are, collectively, vital to the nation and to their parents’ sense of purpose. More than the generations that came before, Millennials have grown up feeling wanted and important, and they will gravitate to employers who treat them like star players. their efforts, accept that parents will remain actively involved in Millennials’ lives. Turn parental influence to your advantage by targeting recruitment materials both to parents and young workers. Keep the parents of young hires in the loop with parent newsletters or a parent section of your Web site. Allow them to engage personally with their children’s work environment through visiting days or special events. 1 Talking STick

Talking Stick - November/December 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Talking Stick - November/December 2009

Talking Stick - November/December 2009
Contents
Online Now
Vision
Just In
Your ACUHO-I
Transitions
Regroup
Facilities
Business
Calendar
No Small Measure
Military Matriculation
Conversations
First Takes
Reporting Out
Welcome
Snapshot
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - BB1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - BB2
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Cover2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 1
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 2
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Contents
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Online Now
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 5
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Vision
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 7
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Just In
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 9
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 10
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 11
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 12
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Your ACUHO-I
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Transitions
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 15
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Regroup
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 17
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 18
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 19
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Facilities
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 21
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 22
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 23
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Business
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 25
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 26
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Calendar
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - No Small Measure
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 30
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 31
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 32
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 35
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Military Matriculation
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 43
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Conversations
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - 46
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - First Takes
Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Reporting Out
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Welcome
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Talking Stick - November/December 2009 - Snapshot
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