Manage Your Career With The End in Mind

Posted by Ruth Harper on December 13, 2017 at 11:46 AM

To achieve success in today's ever-changing world of work, it's important to be forward-thinking and have your professional end goal in mind.

The best way measure success is to begin with an end goal in mind. That's just as true when you're managing your career as it is with anything else. With individuals working longer and harder than ever before (12 percent of Millennials globally saying that it is unlikely they will ever retire!), it's important to take the time to take stock of what matters most and define the goals you hope to achieve in your career. 

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Topics: Employability, Career

5 career tips from a CEO to his millennial children

Posted by Jonas Prising on June 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM

You don’t need to tread in the Toms of a millennial for a week to know they are like any generation and not the homogenous set they’re often reported to be. As a father of three children who could not be more different from one another, I know too well there is no one answer, no one-size-fits-all approach and that the onus is on us, parent or employer, to understand what makes them tick.

This summer, I spent the week with a millennial – my daughter. It was a rare opportunity to unplug and enjoy time with just the two of us chatting, and it reminded me how much young people already know, that learning isn’t one way and that we should all be as curious to ask as many questions as we answer.

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Topics: Millennials, Career

Is the future of work a man's world? 3 ways women can win

Posted by Mara Swan on May 25, 2017 at 11:14 PM

“This is a man's world ... but it wouldn't be nothing, nothing, without a woman or a girl.” So said James Brown in 1966 and there’s no doubt progress has been made around gender parity since then. These well-known words should seem outdated. But are they? Is the future of jobs a man’s world? The reality is it may be.

Today, technology is changing the way work gets done at an unprecedented rate and we are seeing the emergence of a skills revolution. Helping people upskill and adapt to a fast-changing world of work will be the defining challenge of our time, and one of the biggest impacts will be felt by women.

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Topics: Learnability, Gender Parity, Skills Revolution, Women in Leadership

4 things all job-seeking millennials should remember

Posted by Mónica Flores Barragán on May 25, 2017 at 11:13 PM

When I’m with my teenage daughter I am reminded that millennials, like the young generations before them, are not one homogenous group. There are certainly commonalities – we all know that Wi-Fi, access to Snapchat and of course a smartphone are necessities for most millennials, including my daughter – but when it comes to finding out what makes them tick, and the career that’s right for them, there is no one-size-fits all approach.

And yet, when I am at one of my regular speaking events on employment, talent and the world of work, I often get questions from young people about how they can prepare for the world of work. It’s been quite some years since I got my first job, but because at ManpowerGroup we find work for thousands of people every day, I see a few things come up again and again.

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Topics: Millennials, Learnability, Upskilling, Career Security, Gender Parity