WINNING WITH MILLENNIAL RECRUITS

Critical question for any employer today: Is at least a third of your workforce under age 35? 

If not, you risk losing out, and big time. Millennials make up 1 in 3 workers in the modern labor force today — and that number is only going to get bigger. By 2025, Millennials will be nearly half the U.S. workforce.

This is one curve you don’t want to fall behind. Not having a healthy mix of Millennials in your organization in 2017 could be a sign that your workplace culture is not aligned with modern culture overall. And the consequences of such a misalignment could be severe.

Let’s investigate.

Read More
Matt Thornhill
Why Tomorrow's Top places Are Thinking Beyond Themselves

Here in SIR’s backyard of Richmond, Virginia, we often hear discussions about the need for more regional cooperation — between the local city government and the three surrounding counties (all separate jurisdictions).

But honestly, these discussions are decades out of date. After spending two days leading sessions at a the National League of Cities annual conference recently, we can confidently say that today, “super regions” are the latest thinking for effective, higher-order collaboration. Across the U.S., we’re seeing multiple cities, towns, and counties join together in these functional, symbiotic relationships that enable all areas to prosper — individually and together.

Read More
Matt Thornhill