Topic: Baby Boomers

Meet ‘Old Economy Steve’

Meet 'Old Economy Steve'

If you’re in your 20s or 30s, you’ve probably had this happen to you: You’re looking for a job, and you’re having difficulty finding one. Enter your parents, or perhaps an aunt or uncle, to dispense some wisdom: “Why don’t you just walk into a few places and see if they have any openings?” “Why don’t you just apply at [dream company]?” “When I was looking for a job, it never took me more than a few weeks to find one.” THANKS, BABY BOOMER! More »

Comparing Generational Employment Traits

Comparing Generational Employment Traits

Today, the workforce is a mixing pot of generations. Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby Boomers all seem to have their generational stereotypes when it comes to their roles in the workforce, but are they really true?

Many employers seeking to create a well-oiled work environment for the multigenerational workforce are highly aware of the diverse traits shown by each of the workforce. More than likely, Gen Y employees aren’t going to perform or have the same interests and attitudes honed by Boomers. More »

Turns Out Gen Xers Aren’t Big Slackers, So How Do You Manage Them?

Turns Out Gen Xers Aren't Big Slackers, So How Do You Manage Them?

According to a new study, Generation X is apparently not worthy of the “slacker” title it was given. They, the millions of people born between 1961-1983, are actually hardworking, family-oriented adults who lead “active, balanced and happy lives,” suggests a 20-year study of 4,000 Xers out today. This study says they will actually do as well as their baby boomer parents and can keep up with the high-tech Millenials (they also Tweet, blog and Facebook.) “We have moved from a mechanical to a more information-based economy, and most of (this generation) can survive and thrive in this kind of environment,” says political scientist Jon Miller, director of the Longitudinal Study of American Youth at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. More »

Mind The Gap: Managing The Tension Between Generations In The Office

Mind The Gap: Managing The Tension Between Generations In The Office

From interviews with women from all different generations we found that it is not fear that these women are coming in and taking jobs but really that these women feel that they don’t have to play by the book like they did to advance in their careers. According to the publication HR Management, the most common workplace conflict among women is the generational conflict between older women who made it to the highest levels in their companies by closely following a traditional masculine career path and younger women who seek more flexible options, including part-time work. More »

How To Manage The Age Gap In The Workplace

How To Manage The Age Gap In The Workplace

The Golden Girls is a really good show as is Gossip Girl. But if you mashed them together into one show, would it work? I imagine it would be very awkward and Dorothy would literally pass out from all the eye-rolling she would have to do because of Serena’s choices and fashion ensembles. Thank goodness no one ever decided to make this show but unfortunately, it is not that easy in real life. Today many managers and employees face managing multiple generations of employees. More »