My friend and colleague,Phyllis Weiss Haserot is my guest blogger this week and to put it in a nutshell- Phyllis is the subject matter expert on So many areas and works primarily with Professional Services firms.
Read what she has to say about the Gen Y generation and also that of our Veterans and she highlights our latest book.
I've attached, Phyllis's contact information below– Get in touch with her for her services– she is a Wealth of information and content!
As a result of the long-enduring wars during the Gen Y/Millennials’ lifetime, we
have a large pool of veterans who, as a group, are recognized, thanked and
celebrated by our country’s population. But when they join the civilian ranks,
even without having suffered severe physical or mental disabilities during
their time of service, many face difficulties getting jobs. This is
particularly true in the long economic turndown we are still experiencing (a
jobs deficit). And employers often are puzzled as to how best to integrate
veterans and use or transfer their skills.
Michael L Faulkner, Andrea Nierenberg and Michael Abrams
have co-authored a book, “Networking for Veterans,” which aims to help this deserving group of citizens to obtain jobs, promotions and career fostering connections.
What a wonderful contribution to helping veterans help themselves!
But what about the employer side? Employers are still trying to get their arms
around how they need to address the different needs and wants of Gen Y workers.
Often those veterans considered Gen Yers by birth cohort present a different
challenge. Just think about the life experiences they have had as young adults
compared with their peers in age!
A Different Profile
They may be under 35 years of age – many in the 20s – but particularly the ones who
have been in war zones have faced death situations and stresses far greater
than university students have. READ ON HERE for the challenges and
What ideas do you have on more effectively hiring and integrating veterans to an
organization and taking advantage of their cross-generational attributes?
Please share your experience and observations on this topic.
Phyllis Weiss Haserot, 2012. All rights reserved.
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* The generational chronology
for easy reference: Generations are defined by the similar formative influences
– social, cultural, political, economic – that existed as the individuals of
particular birth cohorts were in adolescent-early adult years. Given that
premise, the age breakdowns for each of the four generations currently in the
workplace are approximately:
Traditionalists: born 1925-1942
Baby Boomers born 1943-1962
Generation X born 1963-1978
Y/Millennials born 1979-1998
Phyllis Weiss Haserot
Practice Development Counsel
Consulting/Coach to the Next Generation
Author of "The Rainmaking Machine: Marketing Planning, Strategy and
Management for Law Firms" and "The Marketer's Handbook of Tips &
* Next Generation, Next
* Cross-Generational Conversation*
please visit: www.pdcounsel.com