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Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, abbreviated to Gen Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to around 2000.
  1. ProducerKaren Anne Kramer  ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    YLet's get them to be all our little bees ! These kids are tech pros. We are building our hives together, and they will come ! This is an exciting time for beBee. The Y's are something else, trust me. I am a technical moron compared to their...


    Karen Anne Kramer  ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    12/10/2016 #9 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    #7 #1 @Dean Owen...Someone as tech savy as you are is way ahead of the game, and I am so glad. I may lean on you for some tech questions, since I think my forte in the tech field ends with typing 120 words and minute ! Bwahahahahaha Thanks Owen. I am so excited about the Y's coming on board.
    Karen Anne Kramer  ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    12/10/2016 #8 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    #7 @Lisa Gallagher I am so excited at the thought of the youth brings their mindset. I have many Y's who want to join. It will spread quickly, since they are so team oriented and our branders. Great news that your daughter will join. Thank you so much. We need to be vigilant as the newbees come on and encourage them. I know you will. They will open up for us.
    Lisa Gallagher
    12/10/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    We will begin to see younger people join, especially with all the new features that will be rolling out. My daughter told me shes going to join. Im sure many of her friends will follow. It will become a ripple effect. Nice buzz @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    Javier beBee
    12/10/2016 #6 Javier beBee
    #4 @Dean Owen, "push to talk" is a greaat thing. Thanks !
    Javier beBee
    12/10/2016 #5 Javier beBee
    #1 @Dean Owen yes, thanks Instant Messaging is a MUST. CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Daniel Paz
    Dean Owen
    12/10/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    #3 Well Wechat "push to talk" is basically instant messaging with speech. You press and hold the button to record your voice, and then release to send the message. It is HUGE here in China. "Speech to text" would be similar, but when you release the button, your speech is converted to text and sent to the recipient. "Push to talk" is critical to get Gen Y onboard in huge numbers. "Speech to text" not so much in my opinion, but would be cool to have.
    Karen Anne Kramer  ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    12/10/2016 #3 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    #1 @Dean Owen All such exciting news Dean. Not sure what it is, but I can get a Y in here to help me out ! All these new tools are wonderful. I look forward to having more on beBee. Thanks for the info....KAK
    Dean Owen
    12/10/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    beBee will be able to cater to the Y's more and more with the debut of new tools like instant messaging, which is critical as Y's are on the move social media users. beBee will also need to develop a "push to talk" function as this is super hot in Asia. "Speech to text" will be an important tool for the future in my opinion.
  2. Grace Killelea

    Grace Killelea

    Good read on the shifting views on D&I practices.
    Grace Killelea
    Millennials Have A Different Definition Of Diversity And Inclusion
    www.fastcompany.com Diversity and inclusion are more than just buzzwords or boxes to check. Millennials believe they are essential to business...
  3. Jesse Caesar

    Jesse Caesar

    Like any moms, millennials are eager for tips and support; there's just a lot more to have to navigate today. Brands would do well to facilitate sharing among like-minded moms by harnessing the power of social.
    Jesse Caesar
    Jesse Caesar on Twitter
    twitter.com “@adage @ConnellyAgency #millennial #moms (even contrarians) are info hungry. Brands should tap into mom communities....
  4. Jesse Caesar

    Jesse Caesar

    Jesse Caesar
    Jesse Caesar on Twitter
    twitter.com “Cards must recognize how #millennials fit into the credit economy and help grow their financial IQ #mrx ...
  5. Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Federico Álvarez San Martín


  6. Lori Boxer

    Lori Boxer

    In my opinion, the mentors who work best with others have themselves had experience of being mentored. They value mentoring because they’ve known the benefits of having a mentor as part of their own development. To me, the 3 most important qualities of an effective mentor are: #1. They must be a lifelong learner, the kind of person to whom personal development is important and who are committed to nurturing their own habits to evolve/expand their own continued growth. They are people who take responsibility for setting and reviewing their own ongoing personal and professional goals. #2. They know the importance of being transparent, completely open and even vulnerable. They’ll share insights, wisdom and advice from their own experiences, both their successes and failures. #3. They practice what they teach. Good mentors are those who take their own advice.
    Lori Boxer
    Forbes Welcome
    www.forbes.com Mentors can provide information, advice, candid feedback, even role playing practice for sticky situations. Here are 10 ways to land a...


    Vincent Andrew
    01/08/2016 #1 Vincent Andrew
    This applies to mentors in education as well. Great post @Lori Boxer!
  7. ProducerEric Termuende

    Eric Termuende

    Why We Can't Generalize Millennials
    Why We Can't Generalize MillennialsMillennials: You either love them or hate them, and chances are, you don’t really understand them. Look, it’s not you, it’s… well, it’s not me either; it isn’t either of us really. And I can’t say I blame us. I’m a Millennial (I think), but based on...


    Karen Hall
    14/07/2016 #6 Karen Hall
    From one millenial to another, great article!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/07/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Great article Eric, but you have dashed my millennial label on myself as I'm a 69 ... Guess I can reduce a few years by accepting 1977, but that's based on Met Life! Thanks for sharing!
    John White, MBA
    13/07/2016 #4 John White, MBA
    @Eric Termuende: Nice piece! It has been promoted via beBee's Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
    David Disney
    13/07/2016 #3 David Disney
    Very well written article by another Millennial (or whatever) brother!
    Joel Anderson
    13/07/2016 #2 Joel Anderson
    Well done. How about we start subscribing to a general generational category: Generation H? Then just maybe we can get past all the nuance that pigeon holes one group against another and gets to the essence of, despite our sifferenxes, that in the end we are all just human beings?
    Javier beBee
    13/07/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    thanks for sharing it ! welcome to beBee !
  8. ProducerIan Calvert

    Ian Calvert

    You're a Millennial - I don't think so.......
    You're a Millennial - I don't think so.......So, let's be controversial about Millennials and look at this by looking at a entry according to Wikipedia, a Millennial is:- Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation [1] or Generation Y, abbreviated to Gen Y) are the demographic...


    Randy Keho
    09/06/2016 #13 Randy Keho
    Who dreams up these monikers, anyway? As labels, they're of no use at all. Each generation appears to be slighted just a little more than the previous. It begins with the Greatest Generation. Who can beat that? But, the most recent, which is actually #7, is Generation Alpha. What? Have the first six been given up on and we have to start all over, again? And, as long as we're addressing Millennials, how were they allowed to interrupt the alphabetical order that, for some reason, was started with X. Perhaps, that's why they've become the problem child of the generations. I'm glad to be a Baby Boomer. It sounds kind of sexy, doesn't it?
    Gert Scholtz
    08/06/2016 #12 Gert Scholtz
    @iancalvert. Only yesterday I gave a workshop to a group of Generation Y. It was interesting to me how highly this age group values loyalty - friends, work and family.
    Pamela L. Williams
    08/06/2016 #11 Pamela L. Williams
    LOL, Paul, I believe you are the World's Oldest Millennial! You're also right about some millennial being tired of the word millennial. Use that word around my daughter and you get a loud UGH! According to Ian she is a Gen Y and not a millennial! I'll have to let her know so she can adamantly state; I am not a millennial! with a huge smile on her face. #9
    Mark Tillman Davis
    08/06/2016 #10 Mark Tillman Davis
    God, someone please find a cure for Millennial Special Snowflake Obsession Disorder
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    08/06/2016 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #3 @Pamela L. Williams, even Millennials are fed up of hearing about Millennials. I am the self-appointed World's Oldest Millennial. I too have throwaway emails to download stuff. FYI: If anyone wants a GREAT digital business idea, create email addresses that have a 1 hour lifespan for just that purpose
    Ian Calvert
    08/06/2016 #8 Ian Calvert
    #7 Thanks @NO one and something we could all really adhere to in so many ways! You've just given me another thought to raise with beBee actually - thank you :-)
    NO one
    08/06/2016 #7 NO one
    #6 This example is so accurate I've actually witnessed this before. A friend of mine has infinite pages in his email with confirmation emails and newsletters that he's never going to open.
    Ian Calvert
    08/06/2016 #6 Ian Calvert
    #1 Yes David we do need to make sure we pay attention to the Generations as if we don't, we are leading these people/companeis down the wrong avenue! Take for example "email marketing" - what is the point of doing all this, when Gen Y and Gen Z are starting to give email addresses they never look at, just so they can register or download items? The real email addresses they rarely use, are kept for important things they don't with companeis that will market to them.
    Ian Calvert
    08/06/2016 #5 Ian Calvert
    #2 Thanks Pablo and this is why I wrote as there is so many people that are jumping on the bandwagon all the time - just trying to be hip and cool - but not really understanding what they should be doing.
    Ian Calvert
    08/06/2016 #4 Ian Calvert
    #3 Pamela, this is why I finally snapped and had to write this which has been driving me mad for around 18months plus now! When Millennials ask me for helpor mentoring, I always ask how old they are and then say they aren't Millennials which leads into another debate.....
    Pamela L. Williams
    08/06/2016 #3 Pamela L. Williams
    Okay, so I'm going to make a comment that may not be 'nice'. I am so tired of hearing about millennials I could scream. They are either being slammed for iffy work ethic or held up on a pedestal and God's gift to the universe. They are just another generation in a long line of those that came before and many more (we hope) to come. To customize business and hiring to accommodate Gen Y is short-sighted and quite frankly (my POV) a ridiculous waste of time. If I have one more millennial ask me to mentor them in problem solving I just might actually scream. This, taking into account, that my own daughter is Gen Y and yet I actually taught her to problem solve as she grew up and now she doesn't want my advice; "I'll figure it out Mom!" and that's okay by me!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    08/06/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I have always had an issue with the "Millenial" concept. The definition is so vast that it is completely unactionable. When people mention "Millenials," I always ask which ones?
    David Brown
    08/06/2016 #1 David Brown
    @Ian Calvert thank you for clarifying this issue I've been always confused about the Millennial classification in terms of when these generation had to be born. I think that we should really pay attention in classifying now because even if there are some characteristics in common, the difference between these generations is notable.
  9. ProducerMarki Kranthi

    Marki Kranthi

    Dream Uninhibited
    Dream Uninhibited Teen age dreams are the best ones in everybody's life. With no financial  pressure and understanding of real life circumstances, one can dream without any restrictions. Dreams can be about one's future life and expectations . How to make these...


    Nick Mlatchkov
    03/06/2016 #4 Anonymous
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    Nick Mlatchkov
    03/06/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Are teenage dreams so hard to beat? From 'Teenage Kicks' by The Undertones, the fave song of John Peel!
    David Brown
    03/06/2016 #1 David Brown
    Like a teenager, like a kid, or whatever... just don't let limits take over your life!
  10. Michael Spencer

    Michael Spencer

    How to Appeal to Millennials with your Content?
    Michael Spencer
    How to Write Copy that works for Millennials
    www.linkedin.com When I heard Joanna Wiebe of Copyhackers was looking to hire remotely, I got a bit excited. She's at the cream of the crop when it comes to Canadian copy-writing excellence. It got me thinking,...
  11. Kimberly Lewis

    Kimberly Lewis

    Kimberly Lewis
    10 Things You Should Know About Work by the Time You're 30
    money.usnews.com As you gain work experience, make sure you know how to handle these...
  12. ProducerMichael Spencer

    Michael Spencer

    The Rise of Women Millennial Leaders
    The Rise of Women Millennial LeadersApr 23, 2016As society continues to be transformed by Millennials, I'm noticing a very distinct trend, I'll call it for clarity's sake, the rise of women entrepreneurs. In the past few months I've come across increasingly female-led startups, young...


    Adam Read
    23/04/2016 #1 Adam Read
    Nice post, @Michael Spencer.
  13. ProducerDavid Grinberg

    David Grinberg

    Top 5 Career Lessons for Millennials & Gen Z
    Top 5 Career Lessons for Millennials & Gen ZAs a 40-something member of Generation X, I have some career advice for Millennials. This advice is also applicable to Gen Z, the younger demographic following in the footsteps of their Millennial predecessors. These two groups represent a new...


    David Grinberg
    23/04/2016 #5 David Grinberg
    #4 Thanks for sharing you valuable feedback Neville. Yes, I concur that labels can indeed be divisive, especially in the workplace setting. In fact, I like to say that age is just a number. However, the media and society at large continue to perpetuate labels for various generations and then articulate their purported strengths and flaws, etc. This strikes me as a right of passage per se of every new generation coming of age, as the media tries to dissect their attributes or lack thereof. I recall, for instance, when I was growing up Gen X was dubbed, "The Lost Generation" and other unflattering terms. I'm sure that Gen Z will be the next demographic to come under scrutiny by media and society as they start to enter the work world. Thanks again for your thoughtful comments, kind sir!
    Neville Gaunt
    23/04/2016 #4 Neville Gaunt
    @David Grinberg that's a lovely read! Now a thought... what if we stopped talking of gen X or Y, Millennials, baby-boomers and the like and just spoke of human beings? At 57 years old your blog is totally relevant to people my age and those of my parents' age. Labels may be useful to put things in context but don't you find they can be damaging too?
    George Touryliov
    22/04/2016 #3 George Touryliov
    #2 Thanks a lot David.
    David Grinberg
    22/04/2016 #2 David Grinberg
    #1 Many thanks for your kind words, George. I'm glad your "kid" found it helpful. Here's a bonus lesson which I neglected to include: find a good mentors to help learn the ropes and network to success.
    George Touryliov
    22/04/2016 #1 George Touryliov
    Thanks for article, David. Really useful. I've shared with my 26 y/o "kid" - got a "WOW" effect after she read this.
  14. Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I think this video is important. The young are not stupid and the older are not useless.
    Millennials Show Us What ‘Old’ Looks Like
    Millennials Show Us What ‘Old’ Looks Like What age do you consider to be old? We posed that question to millennials and asked them to show us what “old” looks like. Then we introduced them to some...


    Alejandro Villa
    04/05/2016 #10 Alejandro Villa
    #9 absolutely
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/05/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I decided a long time ago to not grow old. IMO, it is a frame of mind. Great video.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/04/2016 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #7 As the World's Oldest Millenial, I can say, "TruDat, @Laura Mikolaitis"
    Laura Mikolaitis
    21/04/2016 #7 Laura Mikolaitis
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian thanks for posting this. What a great video and such a powerful message! I think there are many stigmas surrounding age - both young and old. But this video shows that we can diminish that through engagement and interaction. Indeed there is much to learn from both a younger and older generation. When I was in my 20's I'm sure I had a preconceived notion of 'old' but that has definitely been redefined over the years. Age is a number. We only become old when we start letting that number define us as such and stop growing because of it.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/04/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #3 Good point, @Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.. Often both sides diminish the value of the other. This is not limited to young vs old. It applies to any two groups you care to mention. Black vs. White. Christian vs Muslim. Dog vs Cat, Snake vs Mongoose.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/04/2016 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #4 True, @Brian McKenzie. Maybe we can paraphrase the sage, Forrest Gump, "Old is as Old does"
    Brian McKenzie
    21/04/2016 #4 Brian McKenzie
    My Wrestling coach in highschool was in his 60's - he would LEAD and RUN the drills every day .... and wear us out OFTEN. Cash Stone was a Machine. If you have ever seen Vision Quest - he was the referee for the final match; and the lead technical adviser for the film.
    Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    21/04/2016 #3 Shawn Quinlivan, C.Ht.
    I loved this. Beautiful insight and connectivity between younger and older people, and some deeper messages about perception and staying active. Thanks for sharing this, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View more
    I loved this. Beautiful insight and connectivity between younger and older people, and some deeper messages about perception and staying active. Thanks for sharing this, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian.. Close
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/04/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #1 LOL, I hear you, @Ken Boddie. Us Old Farts are supposedly technologically incompetent, but my 27-year-old Whiz Kid of a son still runs to Dad when he faces tech he can't figure out. I think the best quote, and I paraphrase, "You only start getting old when you stop learning and growing intellectually"
    Ken Boddie
    21/04/2016 #1 Ken Boddie
    Great video, Paul. I enjoyed seeing the interactions between the young and not so young. As one who is not so young, and not getting any younger, I tend to disregard all these half truths about what we oldies can and cannot do. After all, I can never remember my age, anyway. :-)
  15. ProducerDustin Maherg

    Dustin Maherg

    Overcoming Adversity. Survive And Thrive From Life’s Challenges.
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    Dustin Maherg
    18/04/2016 #2 Dustin Maherg
    #1 Thank you
    Javier beBee
    18/04/2016 #1 Javier beBee
    Welcome to beBee !