Seems like we have been recruiting millennials for a long time and now they’re joining our ranks in the workplace.
AdAge recently published “What to Know About Your Latest Class of Employees”. The article outlines five observations and best practices that are relevant to millennials in the workplace:
1. Loyalty is back
2. Engagement is essential
3. Watch for short circuits
4. Make time for face time
6. Harness the coffeehouse effect
Read the quick article for all the details.
Regardless of what generation your work team is; Millennial, Gen X or Boomer, all employees should have well designed and well thought out business cards. Even in today’s digital world a business card reigns supreme for connection. However, keep your business cards simple in both content and design. Less is more. Read this Bloomberg Businessweek article about the lasting power of business cards. The article also includes the Six Rules of Business Cards side bar.
Speaking of business cards, here’s a great best practice for your student guides. Give them business cards, but have their information already printed on them. Do not make them write their information because it’s not professional looking and most students have to rush to class at the end of their tours. Taking the time to write their name and contact information then becomes a hassle. Recently we gathered a student guide card from our client, Rhodes College and another from SMU. Ironically both cards are from Laurens and we’ve removed their personal contact information but both students eagerly and proudly hand out their cards. Do the same.
Read more about our authors. Jeff is the VP of the Consulting Division and also known as the “Apostle of Authenticity.” He crisscrosses the country speaking at conferences and working with our clients. He’s driven by a mission to inspire higher education executives and admissions offices to overthrow dead culture, embrace their authentic “DNA” and render engaging experiences.