Multitasking, wearables could be in your workplace’s future

We’ve heard it before – young people are the future of work. Coming into workplaces with their high comfort level with tech and mobile devices, and armed with their demands to work whenever,

Published on: November 5th, 2014 Candice So

The future of work is having meaningful dialogues

How many times have we heard people complain about millennials wanting constant feedback at work? But is this really what they want? Take a step back and consider that maybe this is a

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Ayelet Baron

Social media ads get biggest traction with Generation Y

The younger the attention span, the more likely it is to be grabbed by advertising on social media, a new study shows. Members of Generation Y are most likely to click on an

Published on: October 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

How to use social media to hire your next worker

With nearly 2.5 million fans on Facebook, 48,000 followers on Twitter and a prolific output of videos on YouTube, the mobile telecoms group Nokia is a company that seems to know what makes

Published on: January 10th, 2011 Tosin Sulaiman

Why younger workers shun business software and what to do about it

We can talk on and on about enterprise software ROI, TCO, upgrades, integration, delivery models, SaaS vs. on-premise, maintenance fees, but we tend to forget about usability. As in, are the employees who

Published on: November 4th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

Advice from Gen Y about managing your online persona

Social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have enabled everyone to become instant publishers. As a result, the content attached to our names will continue to shape perceptions of us both professionally and

Published on: May 5th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Generation scrap

When Bill Horne sauntered into an evening meet-and-greet being held by a local packaging company in search of fresh IT talent, the retired computer engineer knew his chances of leaving the event with

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Cindy Waxer

Generation Y Finds its Place in IT

Approximately 69 per cent of the more than 1,000 people surveyed in Freedom to Compute: The Empowerment of Generation Y said they regard themselves as highly proficient computer users. This was particularly true

Published on: February 1st, 2009 Shane Schick

Younger Canadian workers seek better work-life balance

When it comes to attitudes to life and work, we're moving from a "do anything" work ethic to a "you've got to be kidding" attitude. Gen Y workers don't want to give their

Published on: October 9th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

Embrace new technology to woo young recruits

Like most generations before it, Generation Y - those born between roughly 1982 and 2002 - has been stereotyped based on a cultural change identified with its era. In this case, the group

Published on: September 18th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Portability drives office of the future

Technology portability and environmental integrity will feature prominently in the office of the future - and technological advances are now making that possible. Small, dispersed workspaces, more mobile employees and a changing business

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

5 Ways to Make Your Company Gen-Y Friendly

Also known as Millennials, this group consists of nearly 80 million individuals born roughly between 1979 and 1999. They are the workforce of the future. But what will it take to attract and

Published on: June 29th, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee

Secrets of recruiting young workers: benefits and promotions

Facing a potential onslaught of baby boomer retirements and a smaller pool of Generation X employees to replace them, IT managers who want to create or sustain a Best Place to Work environment

Published on: June 27th, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee and Virginia Robbins

A Gen-Y guide to communicating effectively with your boss

Like every generation, Gen Y is subject to its share of myths and stereotypes as it enters the IT workforce. Sometimes painted as privileged, technology-obsessed individuals who avoid face-to-face interaction, Millennial workers actually

Published on: April 29th, 2008 Katherine Spencer Lee