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Millennials, those born in the 1980s and 1990s, are a key demographic for wealth managers because of the generation’s size. But they also present a challenge for advisers. Millennials are leery of investing after experiencing the Great Recession and are more focused on reducing debt and increasing savings than their parents. Courting this generation was the topic of “What do Millennial investors want from their financial services firms?” panel moderated by Steven M.[…] Continue Reading »

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In today’s multigenerational, global, constantly changing world, communication skills — both oral and written — are more important than anything else you can bring to a job.[…] Continue Reading »

In my last post about how there is a growing schism between the values held by employees and those held by their employers, and how it’s driving employees out the door.

I noted that 54% of millenials are planning on leaving their firms to try entrepreneurship. This is a big number, but even that is dwarfed by a study by Harris Interactive that found 74% of employees of all ages would look for another job if they could.[…] Continue Reading »

Dan Schawbel is an optimist, and this is a good thing for readers of his new book, “Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success.”

Americans know that unemployment and underemployment are persistent (and maybe inevitable), robots are going to take all our jobs, and wage growth isn’t what it used to be. Plus, there’s the matters of competing with the rest of the world, improving education and determining a vision for the jobs and safety nets of the future.[…] Continue Reading »

Having to replace an employee is nothing new. Every business goes through the cycle. Sometimes, it’s the employee’s desire to move on; other times, it’s the company’s decision to part ways. Both sides have their reasons. It’s one thing for a company to have a turnover spell every now and then. But to have it happen in droves, to one specific generation of employees?[…] Continue Reading »