Seeking Positive Solutions for Millennial Unemployment

Millenials now account for 1 in 3 employees in the workforce.

How do we lower the Millennial unemployment rate?

Lately, much of the national narrative around Millennial employment has been reduced to the blame-game. Some employers and commentators portray Millennials as soft, needy and unwilling to work their way up the corporate ladder. Meanwhile, some Millennials counter that employers won’t give them a fair shake at a decent salary.

The reality, of course, is that neither extreme is accurate. And it would serve everyone well to focus on recent positive momentum and look for constructive ways to get even more Millennials into meaningful, well-paying jobs. In a recent Forbes Blog post, Millennial branding guru Dan Schawbel urged business leaders to support and encourage Millennials, which by next year will account for one in three people in the workforce.
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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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Are You Addicted to your Smartphone? Time for a Detox.

Do you remember life before smartphones?

A time when you weren’t constantly connected through email, text messaging or social media? When you went on vacation or left the office at 5PM, and didn’t do any work until you returned?
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Work-Life Balance and the Millennial Mindset

The new generation of workers and college grads entering the workforce today are in the group called Millennials. This new workforce was predominately born after 1982 and before 2002. This group is also known as Gen Y, Gen X and is sometimes referred to as Gen Z will be taking over many positions as the Baby Boomer generation starts to retire. So how is the workforce coping with how how to motivate and meet the expectations of this generation?
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National Stress Awareness Day – April 16 – How to Cope

You’re short staffed at work. The boss just asked you to work late on Friday. That looming deadline is fast approaching. You’re late to the office … again. All these scenarios feed the vicious beast that is workplace stress.

Job-related stress is a growing epidemic in the U.S. According to a survey by the American Psychology Association, 52 percent of workers consider their work life more stressful than their home life, and 62 percent of American adults suffer from stress-induced chronic health problems. Given the alarming statistics, it’s no wonder that our country needs a National Stress Awareness Day.

April is Stress Awareness Month: Infographic | Mindlev.com

This national awareness day, which falls on April 16 this year, serves as a reminder to take a deep breath and relax. Easier said than done for many professionals. Yet it’s advice worth heading since prolonged, high stress at work – and home – can lead to serious health problems and even a shorter lifespan. If deep breathes aren’t going to cut it, give some or all of these stress-reducers a try.

Tips to Cope with Stress

Learn Better Time Managment Skills

Learn better time management. Properly managing your time in the office can go a long way in lowering your stress level. Take time to plan out each day and make a to-do list of the tasks that need to be completed. Put up a “Do not disturb sign” up when you’re really busy. Avoid distractions such as social media and non-urgent emails and calls. Instead, delegate time to responding to emails, return calls, and engaging with social media (if it’s required for your job).

 

 

 

Eating Well - Healthy Tips for Coping with Stress

Eat well. Many people seek comfort in food when their stress level increases. However, unhealthy foods and beverages high in sugar, fat, and caffeine increase the stress hormone cortisol. Instead of a candy bar, nibble a piece of dark chocolate — one of the most potent endorphin-boosting foods on the planet. Eat a handful of nuts, which are packed with cortisol-busting magnesium. Reach for foods rich in complex carbohydrates to increase serotonin levels.

 

 

 

Office Worker Getting Back Massage at Work relieves Stress

Schedule a massage. A deep tissue massage can reduce blood pressure by up to seven points, and decreasing your blood pressure can add six years to your life. It also helps to relax muscles, lower your heart rate, increase endorphins, and slow breathing – all of which help decrease symptoms of stress.

 

 

 

Get Active- Raise your heart beat lower your stress

Get active. Go for a run, enjoy a swim, or just take a walk around your office building. According to the Mayo Clinic, just about any type of exercise acts as a stress reliever by pumping up endorphins, improving your mood, and allowing you to sleep better.

 

 

 

Regardless of what’s stressing you out, on April 16, take some time to try one of these tips or something else that relieves the tension. Then consider making it a daily or weekly habit. Stress may be a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to over take yours.

How do you deal with stress?


Most Admired Companies of 2013 by Millennials Age 18-24

When you’re taking your first steps into the working world, not all companies are created equal. By the time graduation — or even your first internship — comes along,  you’ll have had plenty of time to form opinions about the companies that dominate the hiring space, and it’s no surprise that your favorites are likely to become your first choices when seeking employment. Fortune magazine’s annual report on the World’s Most Admired Companies is a veritable Who’s Who of the world’s biggest and best-loved brands. It’s also a great list of companies to target when embarking on your job search.

Apple

This one’s a no-brainer. The iPhone and iPad manufacturer tops the list for the sixth year running. In addition to consistently placing among the world’s most profitable companies, Apple’s customer base is fanatically loyal and growing quickly.

Apple loves to hire the best and the brightest, especially from within the Tech sector. A healthy salary, fun work environment, and access to the latest gadgets are among the perks Apple employees enjoy.

How has Apple made it to the top of the list year after year? Just like the millennial workforce, Apple has based its successes on three major factors: innovation, execution and opportunity.

Why has Apple topped Fortune's most admired companies six years in a row?

Apple’s Corporate Financial History
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Fortune Magazine’s Ranking: #1
Headquarters: Cupertino, CA
Founded: 1976
Website: www.apple.com

 

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