Multi-generational Workforce

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As an HR professional, finding qualified talent that is a good fit with your organization’s culture can sometimes be a challenge.  And sometimes it can be darn right impossible. The term “skills shortage” gets tossed around a lot lately, and the truth is, many employers know all too well how difficult it can be to match organizational needs with individuals that possess those skill sets.

September 12, 2016


Over the past couple of years, Millennials have become the largest generation in the workplace. A new analysis by SHRM titled “Millennials: Misunderstood in the Workplace?” reports that Millennials will represent over one-half of the workforce by 2020. Keep in mind, that’s just a couple years away.

May 3, 2016


Yep! That’s Scott’s actual title! It used to be just “The HR Guy”, but as Peckham grew, and his team grew, Scott had to get with the times. Basically, Scott is the CHRO of Peckham.

March 23, 2016


[To preserve identities, I’ll just refer to these folks by their ages: 48, 60, 30, and 27. The four (and a few other lunch-bunch buddies) had a conversation that went like this.]

30: {singing a pop song}

48: What’s that song – if I can call it that – about?

30: Love gone wrong.

48: I guess times change, but music themes never really do.


February 21, 2016


If you still need proof that our society—and, in turn, the U.S. labor force—is getting older, look no further than our increased life expectancy and lower birth rate, according to one expert.

November 18, 2015


For the first time in history, there will be five generations in the workplace! Five! This broad range in age and experience brings both opportunity and threat to organizations.  How your organization works to balance the generational differences can be the difference between reaching your goals and failing projects!

October 27, 2015


It is hard to go on line and not read an article, blog, post or tweet on Millennials.  There is, if you will, Millennial mania.

It is true that Millennial employees are now about 1/3 of the workforce and that percentage is rapidly growing.  But even I can figure out the math on this one:  2/3 of the workforce is composed of non-Millennials.  There is another way to describe them: older employees.

October 8, 2015

Viewpoint: 6 Things You Need to Know to Lead the 'PlayStation Generation'

News Updates
May 1, 2015

Study: New Work World Requires HR Overhaul

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March 30, 2015

It seems as though we have been atop the crest of a wave in workforce planning for quite some time now. Today, we question the inevitable....

When Will The Wave Break?

March 17, 2015

We tend to segment our organizations: by generation, by department, by location, by tenure.

December 16, 2014


During open enrollment, be mindful of age-based differences

With four generations working side by side in the labor force—Millennials, Generation X, Baby Boomers and Traditionalists—employers are challenged during open enrollment season to meet each group’s distinctive needs and expectations. These differences become especially relevant when honing ways to communicate health care options.

Millennials Embrace Technology

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October 13, 2014


Do workers approach career transitions differently based on their age? For instance, do employees in their 30s experience transitions more easily than employees in their 50s?

There’s little doubt that each generation has certain strengths—and faces specific challenges—when it comes to a career transition. For HR professionals, it’s important to note how generational differences affect these transitions, and to coach and guide workers to understand one another so they can work together productively.

Baby Boomers, or ‘The Encore Generation’

News Updates
August 25, 2014

On April 2, We Know Next chatted with the Executive Director of the SHRM Foundation, Mark Schmit on "The Aging Workforce."

In case you missed it, here are all the tweets from the chat:


April 2, 2014

The U.S. workforce – like that of many countries around the world – is aging.  HR professionals and other business leaders are understandably growing increasingly concerned with how they will replace these exiting workers, especially those with high in-demand skills and education.

March 31, 2014
Something has been bothering me for some time now.  When did we realize that we have generations in the workplace?  Haven’t we ALWAYS had people from various generations in the workplace?
It truly is disappointing that we have taken to labeling people due to when they happen to have been born.  For instance, technically by my birth year, I am at the tail end of the Baby Boomers.  I more strongly identify with Generation X personally. But, I would have to say that, I have a touch of Millennial and whatever the newest generation is being called in me as well.
February 20, 2014

Do they rob younger generations of jobs, or are they in the same boat? 

True or false: Older people who refuse to retire are stealing jobs from younger workers.

News Updates
February 10, 2014

Generation Y, those born between approximately 1978 and 2000, currently number 76 million in the U.S workforce today (Financial Post). By 2016 they will be 100 million strong (Genup). This group, also called the millennial generation, are stirring things up in the workforce.

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November 1, 2013