• When is tough love too tough? One Gen-Xer’s view on motivating Millennials

    Header_Tough_Love_Main Mykkah Herner, MA, CCP, PayScale

    Let’s face it, Millennials already make up more than half the workforce. That may differ from organization to organization, but most of the companies I work with are actively faced with the challenge of motivating and engaging employees across the generations, when the generations have such different characteristics. And – newsflash, there just aren’t enough of us Gen X-ers around to step into the leadership roles that will begin opening up as the last of the Traditionalists and Boomers move on!
  • Bad Blood: Taylor Swift and Apple’s Compensation Controversy

    By Tim Low, Vice President of Marketing at PayScale

    Apple wanted Taylor Swift (and other influential musicians) on board with their new streaming music service, Apple Music. Taylor wanted to get paid.

  • Conscious Compensation: The Key to Retaining Earnest, Sensitive Millennials

    Millennials CompensationJessica Miller-Merrell, blogging4jobs

    Millennials are the newest generation to enter the workforce. For many employers, they are still revered as unknown and unpredictable. They are scary and intimidating, different. Because employers don’t understand them, they have not quite fully come to understand how to effectively manage and retain them.

  • Understanding the Millennial employee

    Jessica Miller-Merrell, blogging4jobs

    The term “Millennial” (also commonly called Generation Y) refers to those individuals who reached young adulthood after the turn of the most recent century—or in other words, those born between 1980 and 2000.

  • Stereotyping Millennials was so 2011

    Millennials stereotype image

    Jessica Miller-Merrell, blogging4jobs

    Millennials have persistently been stereotyped as an entitled and lazy generation with no real goals or ambitions. Article after article has flooded the interwebs about “how to attract a Millennial workforce” and “how to succeed with Millennials in the office.”

  • KORU starts bridging the skills gap with Millennials


    Tessara Smith,  PayScale

    College graduation is often celebrated by parents as a major milestone for their children. They can finally breathe a sigh of relief in anticipation of their highly capable offspring fleeing the nest; joining the workforce, and becoming financially independent individuals. As much as many University students would like to believe this too, for most the fairytale ended sometime between settling on a major and realizing they only had one year left of school. The current state of the job market for college graduates could be described as anything but promising. Instead of rejoicing in the countdown to obtaining their degrees, students are viewing their future graduation dates as their own personal doomsdays. The fact of the matter is a solid portion of the class of 2015 will end up having to move back in with their parents and work a minimum wage job. Why is this? Today’s college graduates are competent individuals with a plethora of technology skills as well as in-depth knowledge of social media. One would assume this would make them excellent candidates for entry-level positions in the job market. Apparently, employers don’t seem to agree with this, and companies have a trending tendency to shy away from hiring new employees from the millennial generation.

  • Why Millennials make Great Interns and Future Employees


    Tessara Smith, PayScale

    Millennials often get a bad rap when it comes to our work ethic in comparison with the rest of the work force; we have been called selfish, entitled, lazy, and worst of all unmotivated. The fact of the matter is most of us haven’t had to work half as hard as the generation that came before us to get to our jumping off points as college graduates. However, many of us are up to our elbows in debt from student loans and our job prospects upon graduation look grim. Perhaps you have hired underperforming workers from the millennial generation before, but don’t let a few bad apples ruin the bunch. I am here to set the record straight and tell you why hiring a Millennial will be a great choice for you as an employer.

  • Young love is wonderful. Young management? Not so much.


    Crystal Spraggins, SPHR

    A few weeks ago, I interviewed for a writing assignment with a young and growing company, and for a while there things looked promising.

    But by the end of the conversation, I knew I wasn’t going to be pursuing this work.




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