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Why Millennials Annoy Their Elders

Why Millennials Annoy Their Elders | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

What is it about millennials that captivates the minds of older folk like me, tantalizing and infuriating them at the same time? You’d think that an older generation had never given way to a younger one before, except that this is the same basic motion that has spared our species from extinction for a million years or more.


Have we forgotten what parents said about their kids in the fifties, when the kids started rockin’ out to Bill Haley and the Comets?

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

The millennial generation is the canary in the coal mine for the old working world. It is going away anyway — millennials are only calling our attention to it, and maybe pushing the pace a little.

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Work-Related Age Bias Hits Home for Boomers

Work-Related Age Bias Hits Home for Boomers | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it


Some argue that the Great Recession is in the rear-view mirror. That’s not the case if you’re a layoff victim over a certain age and if you’ve been unemployed for nearly a year – or longer.


Age bias is a concern for around two-thirds of workers over 45, as reported recently in The New York Times Bucks Blog and by MarketWatch.com. In the MarketWatch Working Retirement column, Andrea Coombes  poses an interesting question: are some boomers themselves are guilty of age bias? If you want to get a sense of how some experienced workers feel about age bias, go to those links and and read the comments (and please weigh in with comments here as well).


The stories cite figures from Staying Ahead of the Curve 2013: AARP’s Multicultural Work and Career Study. The study, conducted previously in 2002 and in 2007, paints a revealing picture of workers ages 45-74: their reasons for working, perceived job security, differential treatment received because of age, their ideal work scenario, the challenges they face, their plans for retirement, and more. Also worth a look: an Infographic on the the “new normal” for experienced workers, and a personal perspective on age bias against the long-term unemployed via this Inside E Street clip.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

WorkSome argue that the Great Recession is in the rear-view mirror. That’s not the case if you’re a layoff victim over a certain age and if you’ve been unemployed for nearly a year – or longer.

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How to Manage a Team of Older Employees

How to Manage a Team of Older Employees | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch | Scoop.it

Whether you've been hired into a leadership position at an existing business or are making a new wave of hires at your startup, you're bound to face a situation that can fill young managers with anxiety: you'll have to manage people older than you.


Whether it's just a few years' difference or you find yourself with direct reports your parents' age, it's understandable that managing outside your peer group might make you uncomfortable. The key to succeeding while managing older employees might be to make sure that lack of comfort never sees the light of day.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's insight:

It's not that different from managing anybody else.

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