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Memories of a Baby Boomer – Were the 50s and 60s Really That Good?

Baby Boomers are the last generation who played stick ball in the streets and sled downhill during snowfalls crossing major intersections. We were the first generation to play play video games & the last to record songs off the radio on a cassette tape. We walked over a mile to school with no worries about [...]


Effective Generational Strategies for Retaining Employees

Once upon a time, work was about getting a paycheck. Health care benefits, vacation pay, and other perks were exceptions not the rule. New pressures from aging demographics, globalization, and technology are turning workplace benefits upside down and inside out.


Train-the-Trainer: Managing Generation Gaps At Work

Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization Trainer Certification will cover all key aspects of managing generation gaps in the workplace using research-based content, activities, and step-by-step facilitation instructions, supported by PowerPoint slides, videos, and participant workbooks. It will provide an in-depth understanding of the four generations in the workplace, strategies to turn Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Generation [...]


Baby Boomers: Are We Really That Old?

Despite Baby Boomer’s pursuit to stay forever young, time marches on. When you look into the mirror, who do you see? The kid in your yearbook….or an eerie reflection of your parents? This presentation shares photos of celebrities – past and present – who were famous during Baby Boomer’s youth and young adult years. A [...]


A Senior’s Guide to Texting: BTW, JK & LOL

Texting has gone mainstream and popular abbreviations like BFF, LOL, JK, L8R, CYA are now part of our everyday vocabulary. But not to be outdone by the digital natives, seniors have developed a text code of their own.


Record 55 and Older Holding Jobs Squeezes Out Gen Ys

The number of people 55 and older holding jobs is on track to hit a record 28 million in 2010. Young people increasingly are squeezed out of the labor market.


6 Ways Parents Can Help Millennial Children Job Hunt

It can be hard for parents of Millennials to let go. It is so hard that parents of this group of young adults have been labeled “helicopter parents.” Read how parents can really help without smothering their children.


Holy Toledo, Batman: Elderly Life Begins At 50!

Fifty year olds are elderly and Gen Ys are slackers, sloppy, and self-centered. Those are 2 examples of stereotypes that keep generation gaps growing.


81 Percent Of Kids Have “Digital Footprint”; Boomers Delay Retirement

This Week’s Top Stories from the Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization Grapevine Geeks Working in a call center does not seem to be the Millennial’s generation cup of tea. According to a survey released by Sodexo Motivation Solutions, only 5 percent of the respondents regard working in a call center as exciting. More troubling for call [...]


Grandmothers and Gen Y On Facebook Make Digital Odd Couple

Social networking use among Internet users 65 and older grew by a staggering 100 percent, a recent Pew Research Center survey reports. That’s creating a digital odd couple when they friend their Gen Y grandchildren.

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