How Mutual Mentorship Can Change Your Career. Mentoring younger colleagues can benefit both sides. Here’s how to get the most out of your mentor-mentee relationship.
Investor's Business Daily
Demonstrating loyalty to those who work for you can be conveyed in many ways, and loyalty begets loyalty. The benefits are indisputable, and include higher retention and productivity.
Globe and Mail
What Do Millennials Want? In a Word: Meaning.
The new loyalty is not bound by employment. When employees have a positive experience working for you, they become advocates of your company even after they leave.
Here are ten things you can do to help Millennials – and the rest of your team – thrive.
Millennials are known as the “Trophy Generation.” Growing up, they received plaques just for competing in the spelling bee; it did not matter if they won. A PWC study found that 41 percent of millennials surveyed wanted to be recognized monthly, compared to just 30 percent of those from other generations.
Instead on putting the focus on retention, we should instead be putting the focus on encouraging great people to return to us in a myriad of ways over the entire course of their careers. When we think long term about an employee’s potential – not just about how they contribute during their tenure with us – we transform our companies to be thriving, future-proofing organizations that retain top talent longer.
Hartford Business Journal
…Given their level of socialization, communication is the key to managing Millennials. They “expect, and indeed crave, constant constructive (read positive) feedback loops.” While many older managers say, “I don’t have time to hold their hands,” they should remember that coaching remains an integral part of their job.
Human Resource Management
Every business – even if they don’t rehire anybody, even if they don’t become clients – can benefit from having an alumni program because it’s creating advocates in the marketplace.
3 Ways to Create a Millennial-Friendly Culture of Appreciation
ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women
Caraher’s book is one more argument for women who have paused their careers to continually skill up and be ready for new reentry opportunities; and to stay current and wield influence as customers, fans, or thoughtful critics through the many social media and other channels available to them. The returner is valuable and mission critical for forward thinking corporations.
Caraher’s compilation of best practices will help organizations make the most of a cross-generational workforce and build a more productive and positive workplace.
The Huffington Post
How do you green your own pasture by helping employees find and use their strengths, and inspiring them to be more satisfied and productive, on your side of the fence, and even happily return if they do wander in their career advancement.
…However, Millennials have much to offer when pointed in the right direction and armed with the knowledge that what they do matters.
A Good Fit on a Good Team
Excerpt from Chapter 6 of “Millennials & Management: The Essential Guide to Making It Work at Work” by Lee Caraher.
Boomerangs are an important engine for a positive work culture that delivers a positive bottom-line. In fact, Boomerangs will become more important to business in the future, as Millennials and GenZers continue re-shape what a career trajectory looks like in today’s world.
Many Boomers and GenXers seem to resent Millennials, using terms like ‘entitled’ or ‘precocious’ to describe their younger colleagues, but are ineffective at setting expectations or providing context or clear direction…
Dallas Morning News
Caraher offers advice on phrasing feedback so it comes across as positive: Start with the facts on which everyone can agree. Replace why (blame) with how (fix it). Replace you with we; this shows the willingness of the manager to work with the employee on the how…
Book Review Round-Up: My Top 5 Reads for 2016
The Times Picayune
The Best Jobs for Millennials in 2015
How to Deal with Millennials.
Say please and thank you – a lot, and authentically. Teams that are appreciated outperform those that don’t by incredible margins. Just saying please and thank you goes a long way to helping your team understand you appreciate them.
Lee is a sought after guest speaking on topics ranging from working with Millennials, GenXers and Boomers to Driving Breakthrough Public Relations & Social Media, and Entrepreneurship. The following are some of the podcasts on which Lee has appeared.
The Boomerang Principle with Lee Caraher
Everyday MBA with Kevin Craine
Stop Worrying About People Leaving You
Excellent Executive Coaching Podcast with Dr. Katrina Burrus
Admit When You're Wrong
Absolute Advantage with Kelly Hatfield
Managers, You Can't Be Afraid to Lose Good People (Boomerang Culture) with Lee Caraher
Your Best Manager with Jamie Newman
How to Inspire Lifetime Loyalty with Employees. With Lee Caraher.
Accelerate! with Andy Paul
Expert Interview: Employee Loyalty Isn't Dead - It Just Looks Different, with Lee Caraher
Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love with Don Hutcheson
Become a "Talent Brand," with Lee Caraher
Onward Nation with Stephen Woessner
Boomerang Employees: A New Perspective on Lifelong Loyalty with Lee Caraher
How to be Awesome at Your Job with Pete Mocktaitis
If We Are Not Relevant We Will Not Get Work!
Crush the Street with Kenneth Ameduri
Lee Caraher Returns
Work From Your Happy Place with Brenda Ellsworth
The Boomerang Principle
Your Working Life with Caroline Dowd-Higgins
4 Profit Bottom Lines...Business Models that Scale to a Million
EntHead with Dr. Matthew Gonzalez