Tag Archives: millennials

May 01, 2015

What Do Millennials Want?

What is it that millennials want? As more millennials are occupying leadership positions across the world, organizations are trying to discover what they can do to ensure their success. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, millennials will comprise the majority of the workforce by 2025. When it comes to employee engagement, this means that there is a large variance in the current workforce and each worker needs to be...

January 01, 2015

Employment Trends for 2015 and Beyond

Last month, DCR TrendLine concluded the year by providing a recap of the trends in employment over the course of 2014. As we gear up to begin 2015, we highlight our predictions of employment and workplace trends for the upcoming year. Generation Z, born between 1994 and 2010, is becoming a major target for companies looking for interns. The oldest Gen Z’s will be seniors in college in 2015. Companies such as...

January 01, 2015

2015 College Grad Prospects

According to a recent survey by Michigan State University, hiring for new college graduates with bachelor’s degrees will jump by 16 percent in 2015. The survey found explosive growth in the field of information services, which includes telecommunication companies, motion pictures, broadcasting, and publishing. According to Phil Gardner, director of Michigan State’s College Employment Research Institute...

September 01, 2014

Engaging and Managing Gen Z Workers

Last month we wrote about the demographics and motivations of the newest generation of workers entering the market - Generation Z. Generation Z refers to those people born after 1990, of whom the oldest have already graduated from high school and college. The 15-to-24-year-old members of Gen Z represent almost 7 percent of the American workforce for a total of 11 million workers. Experts project that this number will...

August 01, 2014

Who is Generation Z?

Generation Z refers to the current largest generational group in the U.S. – those born after 1990. Most of this population of 23 million (and growing) is still too young to have their own income, but according to a study by Sparks & Honey, they have significant control over household purchases. Their average allowance of nearly $70 per month translates to $44 billion a year. However, the oldest of this...

June 01, 2014

Job Prospects for 2014 College Grads

According to a survey conducted by Korn Ferry, almost 70 percent of executives say that job prospects are better for the class of 2014 compared to last year. This optimism is echoed by a new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), which indicates that 2014 college graduates should have an easier time finding a job compared to last year’s class. Employers said that they plan to...

September 01, 2013

Millennials: Who are they? And Why They Make Great Temp Workers?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics defines “Millennials” as the nearly 80 million young adults born between 1977 and 1999, who are already starting to join the workforce. Analysts estimate that by 2014, 36 percent of the U.S. workforce will be made up of this generation of workers, and this number will grow to 46 percent by 2020. With this new generation poised to comprise a large portion of the...

January 01, 2013

Focusing on Youth: Temporary Employment and Safeguards

For many retailers, the holiday shopping season is a “make or break” period that can define their bottom lines for the entire year. Temporary and part-time employment spikes as retailers and other businesses increase staffing to accommodate their seasonal increase in business. Many students experience an increase both in their free time and their need for extra cash around the holidays.  As many...

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