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CATCHING FIRE: WORDS of WISDOM ABOUT and FROM MILLENNIALS- LESSONS FROM MILLENNIALS Part II -

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A lot has been said about Millennials. There are you tube videos, articles, blogs, research and polls... Most of them trying to help us understand this new generation. They appear as aggressive, daring, intimidating,  careless, smart, fast, clueless, in sum "different," regardless on who sees them. They certainly have many faces.
Turning a New Leaf With Millennials
Those of us who have been working side by side with them have most likely experienced mixed feelings. It is basically turning a new leaf. Let's move toward greener fields! These young  partners can be exuberant and very lively and their concerns about professional or personal life can feel overwhelming. Often times you get what you see and hear. Does it make your assessment easier? I doubt. To me the challenge in assessment comes from the necessity to distance oneself from the individual. The ability to intellectualize things in this matter is a real gift. I can deal with it in a pretty fair fashion I would s…

HOLIDAY PARTIES AND SURVEYS: A GLOBAL INTERMISSION / PRIME$ & REFERENCES

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HOLIDAY PARTIES: A SURVEY COMPARISON
In acknowledgment to one feedback on my posting on holiday parties last year, I would like to make a small interlude on the millennial lessons short series. The following are results of SHRM polls over the last three years: 

In 2010, slightly one half (61%) of organizations were planning to hold an end-of-year/holiday party for their employees.

According to the 2011 poll, 68% of organizations would have held a 2011 end of year/holiday party for employees. Traditionally 61% of those organizations would hold their party location off-site.

In 2012, more organizations (72%) were to  hold holiday parties. Also, 68% of the parties were to be held  off site. Only 7% were to hold the parties  on-site to save money. Basically, about 25% of employers were to continue their  practice of holding on-site holiday parties. This showed a decrease in this practice.

This last survey also revealed interesting key findings on how holiday parties were to be to carried-out…