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

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