Posts Tagged ‘podcasts’
I have some cool news to share. I’ve been selected as an expert panelist for CollegeRecruiter.com’s “Ask The Expert” blog. I, along with other knowledgeable panelists, will answer job, career and workforce questions posted by Gen Y (college students, recent grads, and those already working in their career). And, we’ll also answer questions for employers who have questions about Gen Y.
Being selected as an expert panelist is a pretty big deal because CollegeRecruiter.com is THE leading job board for Gen Y. Their reach is HUGE and their company is highly respected by well-known employers and universities across the country.
The “Ask The Expert” blog is just one support service that CollegeRecruiter.com offers to people who register with their website.
Here’s more info about them:
Founded in 1996 by Steven Rothberg, CollegeRecruiter.com has become the leading job board for college students hunting for internships and recent graduates looking for entry level jobs and other career opportunities. CollegeRecruiter.com features hundreds of thousands of job openings and tens of thousands of pages of employment-related blogs, articles, podcasts, and videos. This website has also been featured by countless major media, including: CNN, BusinessWeek, ABC, Fortune, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. And, for 2 years in a row, CollegeRecruiter.com received the prestigious Weddle’s User’s Choice Awards for best job boards, and was rated a â€œbestâ€ site by CareerXroads.Â
So be sure to come visit their busy blog and submit a question! Our team of experts are there to help 🙂
Bye for now!
Linda Popky, founder of L2M Associates, a marketing strategy firm in the Bay Area, recently launched her new podcast show called “Marketing Thought Leadership“. She asked me to be a guest and recently interviewed me on the topic ofÂ Understanding the Gen Y Mindset for Increased Productivity and Retention.
It’s a fun, fast paced interview where she asks me the following questions:
1. This is a unique subject to become interested in. How did you get into this?
2. Why are the Millennials such a big deal in the media? And why are companies hiring you to educate them about this new generation?
3. What are the generational time spans?
4. What makes Millennials so different from other generations?
5. Attracting them to a company can be challenging, especially if youâ€™re not a big brand. What are some unique ideas for attracting them?
6. What are tips managers should know for better managing and motivating them?
7. Millennials have a reputation for leaving companies fast. What are some strategies employers can use to better their odds of retaining them?
You’ll get great insights to improve your communication with Gen Y…the interview is like a mini management development training seminar!
There is a new type of employee theft that is causing “lawsuits and losses” for employers: excessive use of the internet at work for things other than work. And, with more Millennials entering the workforce, employers believe that it will become an even bigger issue than it has been. Yes, Boomer and Gen Xers are using the internet at work for things other than “business”, but the issue will get bigger if companies don’t get strict about their internet use policies.
1. Have you outlined a policy for employee participation on blogs?
Sound hardcore? Maybe, maybe not. But you need to determine how YOUR company feels about this and get policies in place. Did you know that a new blog is created every second? Millennials love blogging, as do other generations, but Millennials will more likely be participating in blogging on a regular basis (more that older generations) and your company policies must be UP-DATED to accomodate the changing times.
2. Outline a policy for viewing “those types” of pics AND playing online games.
Millions of people look at porn on their computers at work. I cannot even believe how dumb that it, but whatever. Nonetheless, it’s a HUGE problem. A recent study by the AMA showed that 1/3 of bosses have fired employees for viewing dirty pics/videos at work. That’s a HUGE number!
And make sure your workforce is clear about your policies on playing online games. Is it okay on their lunch break? Or NOT AT ALL at work? Online game play at work is rampant, so make sure you have your policies in order.
3. What about talking dirty?
Times they are-a-changing! It’s time for your company to dust off its old employee policies and up-date them based on REAL 21st Century issues.
Okay…time to stop blogging and get back to work. Luckily no one can fire me!