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May 09, 2019
Meet Generation Z


The time has finally arrived. This year, Generation Z is graduating from college and entering the workforce. Perhaps you have already hired a few or you are currently holding interviews. Either way, you may notice that your average candidate age is getting younger. Generation Z brings with them a few key characteristics that distinguish them from previous generations, and some that make them very similar to their Generation X parents.

Who is Generation Z? GenZ was born between 1997 and 2010(ish). They are the first generation to be “mobile natives”. They have never known the pain of not knowing who sang a song or having to wait for the radio to tell them. That knowledge has always been in their pocket.

98% of GenZ own a cell phone. In fact, 80% feel “distressed” when they are separated from it and 40% of GenZ claim they are “addicted” to their phone. ...
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April 16, 2019
Hiring for Culture


Employees that fit well with a cultural identity and see the potential to accomplish meaningful work had superior job performance and greater overall job satisfaction.

According to a survey of recruiters, 84% of them agree that cultural fit -- not the time and cost to hire for a specific role -- is one of the most important recruitment factors.

Here’s a few things to think about:

Be Human. Your most important capital are your employees -- the people who comprise your organization and will help define its successes. When you’re interviewing people -- think about how to be human and have conversations that go beyond the conventional, tired question and answer sessions in a drab meeting room. Tailor conversations according to the role and invite team members who will collaborate with them into the dialogue during interviews.

Be Open....
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