Organizations

Much has been written lately about Gen Y.  We read about how they want to do “good” in the world; how they seem to be delaying adulthood, and how challenging it has been for companies to attract, retain and manage these employees.  Sound familiar?

Consider the following story:

We arranged a meeting between a star student and an employer from a company the student was interested in learning more about.  The employer informed us that he was very busy. But, because he trusted our judgment that this was “a kid he should meet,” he would spare 30 minutes.

After the meeting, the employer called with feedback.  He was furious.
Turns out, this student started by saying that he only had 20 minutes.
During the conversation, the student took 1 brief phone call, responded to 2 text messages and kept glancing at his phone.  They did share some valuable information and the employer had to admit that in many ways the student was impressive.  But the employer found the student so disrespectful that he would not recommend this student for further consideration.

Startled, we contacted the student.  “How’d the meeting go?” we asked.  The student’s first words were . . .

We discuss this and other Gen Y to Business disconnects in our “Managing the Gen Y employee” workshop.

Is your organization ready for Gen Y?

Onboarding Gen Y can help by performing an assessment of your current management practices, policies, programs and culture. We will then make targeted recommendations to help you attract and retain the best staff.  We can also coach your existing management in techniques that will help them embrace Gen Y’s new/different work style while implementing changes that make the most sense for your business.

Onboarding Gen Y offers the following services for companies of any size:

Our Mission

Onboarding Gen Y prepares new-to-market Gen Y employees to successfully enter the workplace and helps guide organizations to effectively hire, welcome, retain and enable these employees to exceed expectations.
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Organizations

Much has been written lately about Gen Y. We read about how they want to do "good" in the world; how they seem to be delaying adulthood, and how challenging it has been for companies to attract, retain and manage these employees. Sound familiar? Read more...

Career Launchers

Are you a college junior, senior, recent grad or first time job changer who is ready to find your place in the professional world, but having trouble making decisions or getting started? Or are you the entrepreneurial type with a great idea, but no plan? Read more...