Distinguishing Between Y, Z, and Alpha: An Updated Look at the Youngest Generations
Author / generations

Distinguishing Between Y, Z, and Alpha: An Updated Look at the Youngest Generations

Just as we were getting used to Gen-Y, Gen-Z is already entering the workforce and Gen-Alpha is not far behind. What defines the youngest generations and how will they impact the workplace? We compare the characteristics of Gen-Y’s and -Z’s and highlight the differences, concluding with some predictions about Gen-Alpha, the oldest of who are … Continue reading

Interview on It’s All About Me Radio Show (1/3)
Contributor / generations / Personality

Interview on It’s All About Me Radio Show (1/3)

A bit of a unique post this week! I’ve been involved with It’s All About ME, a documentary exploring the entitlement of the millennials that was shown at the COMMFFEST Global Community Film Festival (won the MADA Award), the Ottawa International Film Festival, and the Daring Independent Film Festival (won Best Documentary).  I was interviewed … Continue reading

Get Ready for Gen-Z
Contributor / generations / leadership

Get Ready for Gen-Z

From WitzEducation.com, written by Greg Witz, researched and edited by Jared Kligerman Born from the late 90’s to now, Generation Z is the current generation and its oldest members are starting to enter the workforce. More importantly, they are researching and interacting with our companies long before they will ever buy our products, making being proactive in … Continue reading

Guest Post: How Internships Will Ruin Our Careers
generations / hiring / Made By Others

Guest Post: How Internships Will Ruin Our Careers

Fantastic article by Jewelyn Cosgrove that focuses on the current trend for Millennials to take un-paid internships to gain experience and whether it is really worth it. Internships are a right of passage for many millennials. Half of all college graduates have participated in an internship over the course of their studies, more than double the percentage of two … Continue reading

“Gen-Y Attitude” – Less Empathetic?
Author / generations / Personality

“Gen-Y Attitude” – Less Empathetic?

In a 2010 article, Psychology Today quoted research demonstrating that college were 40% less empathetic than their 1970 counterparts. This supports the common description of Gen-Y’s being less empathetic, with many pointing to social media and technology as the cause. Is this really the case? In this article, I explore the role of nature, nurture, and technology in the … Continue reading