May 2010 Posts

In Praise of Middle-aged Employees

At Tribe, we conduct ongoing research on the new generations in the workforce and what Gen X and Y need to be successful employees in companies large and small. But I’m feeling a new fondness lately for my generation, the […]

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Gen Z is Even More Gen Y than Gen Y

At Tribe, we’ve recently shifted our research focus from Gen X and Y in the workplace to Gen Z, the kids 8 to 15 now who will be tomorrow’s employees. Gen Z kids are typically the offspring of Gen X […]

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Talent Retention: Do You Promote Before or After?

When do you promote? In this Sunday’s “Corner Office” column in the New York Times, Adam Bryant interviewed Sharon Napier of Napier + Partners, a well-known ad agency in Rochester. Napier prefers to promote people only after they’ve been doing the bigger job for a while. “We always say when we promote somebody that we hope people say ‘It’s about time,’” she says. At Tribe, I advocate the opposite approach.

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5 Reasons Why Social Media Helps Businesses Grow

The New York Times just ran an article called, “Antisocial Networking?” in the Sunday Styles section. The cut line reads: Experts wonder if technology keeps children connected or diminishes their ability to read social cues and interact the old-fashioned way. […]

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