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Millennials Smashed Avos & Afterpay

Guess what? Millennials aren’t as worried about lender scrutiny as we think. In a recent ABC article, usual scare tactics were being doused around Millennials and their finances by suggesting the new, stricter lending laws (which require banks to engage in quite heavy probing into lenders’ spending habits) are spooking Millennials out of purchasing property. [...]

Millennials Smashed Avos & Afterpay2019-04-30T06:23:12+00:00

Health or Hustle?

––Are we driving our Millennials into a collective burnout? By now we’re all really familiar with the “lazy Millennial” narrative. And as much as I’d like to see it flip, I’m afraid there’s another, equally damaging narrative that’s on the rise, and it sits at other end of the spectrum… According to a recent article [...]

Health or Hustle?2019-04-23T06:42:06+00:00

Millennial Values

Who shaped your values? My values have evolved throughout the years and I could pinpoint a few profound moments and people in my life that shaped this evolution. One was my father, a staunch unionist with an incredibly strong work ethic who took no shit. My father gave me the balls and backbone to get [...]

Millennial Values2019-04-09T23:54:12+00:00

The new Millennial Characteristics

Lazy. Entitled. Selfish. Non-committal. Fake. Dependent. Undisciplined. Indulgent. Do these words remind you of anyone? Are they characteristics of a person you can think of? How about a “type of person,” or a group of people––a generation perhaps? I think you can see where I’m going with this. Millennials, according to the mainstream, are all [...]

The new Millennial Characteristics2019-04-10T04:48:34+00:00

Lazy Millennial narrative just plain lazy

This week saw yet another highly sensationalised write up on Millennials in the workplace, and, you guessed it, it pissed me off. I read it thinking “here we go again…” as mainstream media rolled out the same old weak, highly generalised and un-researched narrative––and in this case––with zero regard to its relevance to the actual [...]

Lazy Millennial narrative just plain lazy2019-03-15T14:34:38+00:00

Managing Millennials in The Workplace

The Millennial workforce is growing. If we aren’t looking at ways to engage and motivate Millennials in the workplace on their terms, I’m afraid we are going to fail at building successful teams and nurturing leaders. And, friends, it takes great leaders to generate productivity. I’m so often asked for tips and tricks and [...]

Managing Millennials in The Workplace2019-03-15T01:22:54+00:00

Working with Millennials

I was a Millennial once. I was 22 and working for General Motors Holden (GMH) in HR, it was the early naughties. Ok, so I wasn’t a Millennial, but I was younger than most of my colleagues, and more pointedly, I was treated with a similar misunderstanding I see our Millennials in the workplace [...]

Working with Millennials2019-03-15T01:18:26+00:00

Would you work for muffins?

Millennials won’t work for muffins. So let’s stop expecting them to. My guess is you’ve seen the media blowout in the last few days over Muffin Break boss, Natalie Brennan’s comment on Millennial interns ––or lack thereof. In case you didn’t, a few days ago, in an interview with News.com, Muffin Break’s General Manager claimed [...]

Would you work for muffins?2019-02-27T16:25:55+00:00

What is the value of a generation?

In a New York Times article published from 2016, author, Farhad Manjoo opens cheekily with, "If you’re reading this article voluntarily, you’re probably not a millennial, because everyone knows millennials don’t read news.” After removing his tongue from his cheek, he goes on to devalue grouping a workforce based on generational differences. (He’s particularly looking [...]

What is the value of a generation?2019-02-14T05:54:06+00:00