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Are Millennials Zombies? Not if You Have a Solid Talent Management Strategy

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Erin Cushing
on October 29, 2015

Halloween is a time for spooky stories and urban legends, and there might be no larger story that strikes fear into the heart of managers and HR professionals like the story of the zombie millennial. Sluggish, mindless young professionals, shuffling through the office, the glare of their smartphone screen casting an unnatural pallor on their face.

“Promotionnnnnnn,” they moan, as they shamble by your office. “Give me a promotion!”

It’s enough to make a manager dive under their bedcovers. But don’t be afraid; like most ghost stories, the story of the zombie millennial isn’t true.

Don’t believe me? There’s tons of research that shows that millennials in the workplace are ambitious, driven, and looking for long-term employment opportunities, as opposed to entitled, lazy automatons. They just require an adept manager and a proactive talent management strategy in order to reach their full potential.

Want to learn what that talent management strategy should look like? Then join us and New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel on Thursday, October 29 at 2pm EST for our webinar, “Millennials and Motivation: Management Strategies for the Digital Generation.” Learn more about the key talent management trends affecting the Digital Generation in the workplace, and to how to use this insight to better direct your 2016 talent management strategy.

You will also learn:

  • The newest data regarding the Digital Generation in the American workplace
  • How to better recruit, engage, and retain high-performing millennial employees
  • What areas of talent management to focus on in 2016 with the Digital Generation in mind 

Don’t be afraid of the mythical zombie millennial; attend our webinar and learn how to turn those young professionals into your highest performers!


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