Young entrepreneur Luke Johnstone is the co-founder of smoothie business Pack’d, but finding his way to success meant living in a garden shed for two years.
There’s a shift underway in which employees are now the power players in a tight labour market. With Millennials officially designated as the largest generation in the workforce, nearly every employer finds themselves faced with many challenges. Chiefly among them, retaining flight-risk Millennials.
The news has been strewn with articles about millennials, or Generation Y, in recent months. Those 20-somethings who are struggling to get on the property ladder, who crave a more flexible approach to work, and who rely on dating apps to find romance. But what of so-called Generation Z?
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Many a report has delved into the desires of the FD and CFO, but have you ever thought about what the career aspirations of young finance professionals today are?
The role finance professionals are playing within our businesses is changing. We are rapidly moving away from those days when they were still viewed as back-office number crunchers, and towards digital working.
Inspiring people to become entrepreneurs is a noble cause, unless, of course, you’re talking about what’s happening with The Apprentice on BBC1.
Last week’s news wasn’t dominated by goings on in the Palace of Westminster, but, in fact, by events surrounding a large white marquee in the picturesque English countryside.
Although the UK is experiencing a skills gap crisis, new research suggests it may remain that way as young people admit they’re snubbing employment within companies in order to start their own operations that they can run from home.
As a 25-year-old running my own business I am fortunate to work with different clients. From businesses that have been operating for years, to recent startups. What's new though, is working in an office run almost entirely by under 25s.
Greedy, wasteful, self-absorbed, and that’s just how millennials describe themselves. Those born between 1980 and 2000 have taken a lot of flak in recent years, and it seems the negativity has been internalised. In reality though, millennial workers have a lot to offer.
Brace yourself: the millennials are coming. This generation is set to shake up the rules of the workplace. Their career aspirations, their attitudes about work, and their knowledge of new technologies, are expected to define the culture of the 21st century business.
If I asked you to name the demographic that is currently shaping the workforce, you would probably say “millennials.” While this is true, to some degree, it does not tell the whole story.