In the words of Joseph Fung, millennials "were still tweens when American Idol first aired, they cringed (and secretly cheered) when Justin Bieber found fame using YouTube, and they grew up alongside Mark Zuckerbergas he went from baby-faced student to billionaire."
Boy, did he get that right or what?
More importantly than his spot on description of millennials are his tips to working alongside them. Explaining 92 percent of 21-to-24 year olds feel "entrepreneurship education [is] vital to the new economy and job market," Fung recommends using this innovative mindset to the benefit of your company.
Read the rest of his tips on "accommodating" millennials here.
If any of your job candidates ask one of these questions, red flags should be going up everywhere!
Tim Sackett wrote this blog based upon three common, terrible questions that people ask during interviews. You may be surprised that these questions are acutally asked during interviews, but Tim Sackett certainly knows a thing or two about HR.
Would you ever ask one of these questions during an answer (Hint: Your answer should be NO!).
1. Do you drug test?
2. How long before I get to use sick time?
3. Can you date co-workers here?
According to Steve Tobak, a company's performance - both good and bad - is determinded by the leadership team, managers and employees. So, how do you ensure a successful performance? Through these three aspects:
- Company culture
- Management empathy
- Employee empathy
If you haven't already heard, last week Congress passed the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, a.k.a. CISPA. Currently, "CISPA provides for the sharing of certain cyber threat intelligence and cyber threat information between the intelligence community and cybersecurity entities, and for other purposes."
What does this mean for HR?
We don't know yet. Some provisions suggest banning workplaces from requesting job applicants' social media passwords. Time will tell where this goes.
Yet again, Ask A Manager makes our list. This week, she wrote an article for US News about how not to annoy people on LinkedIn. Her suggestions:
1. Don't send connection requests to people you don't know
2. Don't send the generic connection invite - personalize it!
3. Don't lie about your title or job responsibilities
4. Don't use groups to sell things
To see the rest of her do's and don'ts, read the full article here.
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