Providing Millennials with Consistent Feedback

A manager giving his millennial worker feedback to better improve his overall performance on the job. Feedback improves the performance of your millennials.So how am I doing?

That question is frequently on the mind of many Millennial workers who want timely and consistent feedback on the job.

As Dharmesh Shah, founder of HubSpot, stated in a recent blog post: “To a Millennial, waiting a year for an annual review is like waiting a month for their newly ordered iPhone to arrive. They crave regular and immediate advice, reaction, response, and praise because they have a constant drive to ‘calibrate.’”

For managers accustomed to only doling out feedback at established performance review meetings, this emerging dynamic can present some challenges.

Yet by taking a few simple steps, managers can develop an approach that allows for steady feedback, without devouring too much time. 
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4 tips for winning the talent game

In any job market, talent can come and go in the blink of an eye. This is especially true today.

Six years after the recession began, the economy and the job market continue to inch towards recovery at a glacial pace. However, while the general unemployment rate hovers above 7 percent, the unemployment rate for college graduates with a bachelor’s degree or above is less than 4 percent. The gap between college educated professionals and those without high school degrees is even more profound, as the unemployment rate for the latter segment is 12.7 percent. The competition for well-educated, well-prepared professionals is fierce (a function of supply and demand), and the opportunity to hire them is fleeting.
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Tips for hiring and attracting millennials for your business

No  matter how you feel about the label itself, “Millennials” are the future of business. Generally considered to be the generation born between 1980 and 2000, Millennials represent the current crop of young professionals. Whether your business needs hungry entry-level recent grads or young thirty-somethings with talent and a few years of experience under their belt, landing Millennial hires requires a change in hiring paradigms not seen since the Baby Boomers shook things up many decades ago.

Five ways to attract Millennials

Millennials are tech-savvy and constantly connected. They’re also often motivated by more than just the almighty dollar. This generation, is not just about “me, me, me”, but are also starting to ask questions like “where do I belong?” and “how can I make a difference?” Taking those questions into account, how do you land the best of this future workforce?

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SHRM 2013 Day 4 coverage | Gabby Giffords’ closing keynote

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On January 8, 2011 a gunman opened fire outside a grocery store in Arizona. Six people were killed and 20 were injured. Among those injured was U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was shot in the head. Experts weren’t sure how – or if – Giffords would recover.

After countless surgeries, endless therapy and an unwavering demonstration of strength and courage, Giffords has recovered, and today she was joined by her husband, Mark Kelly, to deliver the Closing General Session keynote at SHRM 2013.
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SHRM 2013 Day 3 Coverage – Part 2 | Hiring millennials and the cost of a good hire

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We’re back for more day three coverage of SHRM 2013.

Hiring and retaining millennials

Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the author of the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, now in 13 languages. His second book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success, will be released in 2013 by St. Martin’s Press. Dan is a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, and has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets, such as Wired Magazine, PBS Nightly Business Report, “The Willis Report” on Fox Business and ELLE Magazine. He’s spoken at Google, NBC Universal, McGraw-Hill, Harvard Business School, MIT, Time Warner, IBM, and CitiGroup. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012, and BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow on Twitter.Our first afternoon presentation, Building the Workforce of Tomorrow, was hosted by Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner, Millennial Branding.

Schawbel started his presentation by debunking the notions that millennials, those born between 1982 and 1993, are entitled, insubordinate, lazy and ungrateful. He pointed to some powerful statistics to back it up:
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SHRM 2013 Day 3 Coverage – Part 1 | Leadership and the ACA

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We kicked off day three of our SHRM 2013 coverage with gusto.  With 117 sessions including, workshops, mega sessions, keynotes, roundtables and lunches, it was difficult to choose what we thought would be the right sessions to bring your way. From Auditing Policies to Immigration Law, HRCI Certification to building the best Employee Handbook; we feel the sessions outlined and summarized below, push the gambit of thought leadership you’d need to build your business and become a successful leader.
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