It’s been well documented that Millennials and Gen Z employees emphasize different, and often additional, employment benefits. And it’s not just a wish, they talk with their feet — this is a group with less employer loyalty than any generation before them. So everyone now is dealing with new and different popular benefits such as tuition reimbursement, parental leave and a dozen other things. But that doesn’t come for free. What it does do is set up opportunities to track benefits as recruiting and retention savings. It’s not a stretch given the significant connection between Millennial employee
Generation X has always had a PR problem. Hint number one is having no name – the “X” symbolises the marker historically used in lieu of a signature by those who can’t read or write. Given that Generation X is the most educated cohort in America, someone probably should have put up a bit of a fight.
But Xers, also known as the “slacker” generation, were thought to have no real cause, no strong belief system or other unifying identity. And so, like someone who can’t sign their name, their presence has been noted in only the most limited ways.
Pretty much everyone loves receiving gifts. When you’re a child, a brightly wrapped box and a shiny bow is the stuff of great childhood memories. And as we get older, we often find that gift giving is nearly as enjoyable as the receiving, perhaps because it’s just as gratifying to bestow that delight.
In our professional life, the gifts we receive early in our career include getting hired, receiving a raise or earning a promotion. And as we gain seniority, it’s often a pleasure to give those opportunities to someone else. To be fair, we tend to feel – if we