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Gen Z & the Workforce

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Gen Z is entering the workforce at a rapid pace, with the eldest of them now 23. A far larger group than their millennial counterparts, youth and young adults born between the mid-1990s and late 2000s have aptly been named Gen Z. Employers should be excited as a flood of talent will be joining the workforce soon — comprising 36 percent of the workforce by 2020 — but be aware, they have short attention spans, even shorter than millennials, and expect a lot from their employers.

According to a Deloitte study, Gen Z values employment that allows them to live a balanced lifestyle even more so than Millennials, with a greater emphasis on physical, mental and social well-being. They want flexibility and control within their schedules. For example, they want to be able to go to an afternoon doctor’s appointment without feeling like it reflects poorly on their work ethic. Employers must investigate providing flexible work hours, the ability to work from home when possible, and progressive benefit plans that include a Wellness Spending Account. Shopify, for example, offers a WSA that includes eligible spending categories such as gym memberships, financial planners and house cleaning.

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With this massive influx of new talent, the workplace is once again going to experience significant change.

Growing up with the Internet, teens are used to getting real-time feedback—and lots of it. Their education and co-curricular activities have also made them used to receiving constructive criticism and acting upon it to improve their chances of success.

“The big thing for employers to consider is that Gen Z actually wants to be mentored and managed,” says Tom Turpin, president of employment agency Randstad. “Gen Z places a tremendous amount of value on an employer’s ability to mentor and teach them.”

Gen Z, people born in 1995 and later, are protesters, social-justice marchers, and spendthrifts just like their hippie aunts, uncles, parents and even grandparents.

Demographers may debate the exact dates, but Baby Boomers were typically born between 1946 and 1964. Their parents grew up during the Depression and the nightly news brought into their living rooms images of a war fought in Southeast Asia.

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Compare that with Generation Z. Some of the first Gen Zers were teens and adolescents during the Great Recession of 2008. They saw their parents or the parents of their friends struggle with foreclosures and joblessness. Meanwhile, the country was waging a War on Terror against a nationless enemy.

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Are Gen Z and millennials ignoring you?

Gen Y versus Gen Z

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Traditional marketing doesn’t work for Gen Z. Marketers need to embrace technology and new ways of storytelling. According to an infographic from Upfront Analytics, Gen Z customers respond to edgy and visual marketing tactics. Videos—especially short ones like those created via the social network Vine—work particularly well with young customers.

How to market to the Gen Z teenager

The study revealed that 80 percent of Gen Z say finding themselves creatively is important. Over 25 percent post original video on a weekly basis, while 65 percent enjoy creating and sharing content on social media.

Generation Z are culture creators

 

Jobs of The Future

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Researchers predict in about 15 years many jobs/or profession will be obsolete. there will be about 200 profession we never heard of as well.

Jobs with 99% chance of being automated‚ included data capturers‚ new accounts clerks‚ cargo agents‚ watch repairers‚ insurance underwriters‚ hand-sewers‚ telemarketers and tax preparers. Umpires‚ legal secretaries and couriers also stood little chance of surviving. Undergoing training and obtaining two or three certificates is not enough to be ready for tomorrow. Learning and developing competencies has to be continuous . Education is expanding beyond academic and vocational establishments, which is manifested in the emergence of public online courses, some of them offered by leading world universities.

There are some jobs that have only a 0.35% chance or less of being automated because “many of them require a level of human interaction that may take many more years for computer programs to replicate”.

Choreographers‚ psychologists‚ human resources managers‚ anthropologists‚ archaeologists‚ sales managers and CEOs are safe. Other sustainable jobs to be in or study towards include recreational therapists‚ audiologists‚ occupational therapists‚ healthcare social workers‚ orthotists and prosthetists‚ mental health and substance abuse social workers‚ emergency management directors, and first-line supervisors of mechanics‚ installers and repairers.

JOBS OF THE FUTURE

BIOTECHNOLOGY
System biotechnologist
Living system architect
Urban ecologist
Park ecologist
Biopharmacologist
HEALTHCARE
Medical data manager
Medical equipment designer
Bioethicist
Genetic consultant
Bioinformatician
Medical Marketing Expert
R&D manager in healthcare
Molecular nutrition expert
Medical robot operator
Gene therapy expert
Robotic prosthesis and implant
designer
Tissue engineer
Medical institution life cycle
designer
Personalized healthcare expert
Healthy old age consultant
Online doctor
Inter-sector
communication
Project
management
Lean production
Programming / Robotics /
Artificial Intelligence
Client focus
Multilingual and
multicultural abilities
Interpersonal skills
Environmentally
conscious thinking
Ability to work under
uncertainty
Artistic skills
Systems thinking
AGRICULTURE
Agricultural informatics and
engineering expert
GMO farmer
City farmer
Automated farming equipment
operator
Agricultural ecologist
Agricultural economist
ENERGY GENERATION
AND STORAGE
Power generation system upgrade
manager
Micro generation system designer
Weather expert in power industry
Recuperation system designer
Local power supply system
specialist
Wearable power device designer
Energy storage device designer
POWER GRIDS
AND POWER MANAGEMENT
Power marketing expert
Electricity consumer rights expert
Energy auditor
Power consumption system
designer
System engineer for smart power
grids
Electric vehicle charging station
operator
Power grid adjuster/controller
in distributed generation
Inter-sector
communication
Project
management
Lean production
Programming / Robotics /
Artificial Intelligence
Client focus
Multilingual and
multicultural abilities
Interpersonal skills
Environmentally
conscious thinking
Ability to work under
uncertainty
Artistic skills
Systems thinking
ROAD TRANSPORT
Automated transportation system
operator
Transportation network safety
engineer
Cross-logistics operator
Intermodal hub designer
Intermodal transport technician
Smart road builder
Designer of composite structures
for vehicles
High-speed railway designer
Smart management system
architect
WATER TRANSPORT
Port ecologist
Marine infrastructure system
engineer
Arctic navigation specialist
AVIATION
Unmanned flight interface
designer
Small aircraft production engineer
Operating data analyst
Aircraft recycling technologist
Airship designer
Airship infrastructure designer
Dynamic control smart
management system designer
Inter-sector
communication
Project
management
Lean production
Programming / Robotics /
Artificial Intelligence
Client focus
Multilingual and
multicultural abilities
Interpersonal skills
Environmentally
conscious thinking
Ability to work under
uncertainty
Artistic skills
Systems thinking
SPACE
Space structure designer
Space travel manager
Life support system engineer
Space road engineer
Space biologist
Space geologist
ADVANCED MATERIALS
AND NANOECHNOLOGY
Glass engineer
Recycling technologist
System engineer of composite
materials
Nanomaterial designer
Smart environment designer
Safety engineer in nano industry
IT SECTOR
Information systems architect
Interface designer
Online lawyer
Neural interface designer
IT preacher
Digital linguist
Big Data model designer
IT auditor
Information security supervisor
Personal profile security advisor
Smart environment cyber
technician
Cyber detective
MINING AND PROCESSING OF
MINERAL RESOURCES
Mining system engineer
Environmental analyst in mining
industries
Robotic system engineer
Unmanned exploration aircraft
operator
Distributed mining team
coordinator
Telemetric data interpretation
engineer
CONSTRUCTION
Specialist in old structure
renovation/reinforcement
Zero energy house architect
Construction technology upgrade
specialist
Smart house infrastructure
Foreman watcher
3D printing designer in
construction
BIM manager designer
Accessible environment designer
Environmental analyst in
construction
ROBOTICS AND MECHANICAL
ENGINEERING
Multi-purpose robotic systems
designer
Ergonomic designer
Composite engineer
Household robot designer
Children’s robot designer
Designer of neural interfaces for
robot control
Medical robot designer

 

FINANCIAL SECTOR

Intellectual property appraiser

Personal pension plan designer

Multicurrency translator
Crowd funding and crowd
investing platform manager
Direct talent investment fund
manager
MANAGEMENT
Time broker
Time manager
Production coordinator in
distributed communities
Environment auditor
Trend watcher / foresighter
Virtual lawyer
Corporate venture fund portfolio
manager
Corporate anthropologist
Community development plan coordinator
Personal brand manager
Cross-cultural communication
manager
User community moderator
Online sales manager
Individual financial trajectory designer
SOCIAL SECTOR
Crowd sourcing expert for social
issues
Government authority
communication platform
moderator
Social conflict mediator
Environmental counselor
Personal charity platform
moderator
State-private partnership
specialist for the social sector
Social worker for disabled
persons adaptation using internet
technology
Migrant adaptation specialist
EDUCATION
Moderator
Academic path designer
Tutor
Project training organizer
Educational online platform
coordinator
Startup mentor
Ecopreacher
Game master
Game educator
Mind fitness coach
Designer of consciousness train
CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS
AND SERVICES
Transmedia product designer
Children’s R&D manager
Children’s future image expert
Children’s psychological security
specialist
MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT
Content aggregator editor
Info stylist
Semantic field producer
Media software designer
Media policeman
Virtual reality architect
Virtual world designer
Game practitioner
TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY
Individual tour director
Space brand manager
Augmented reality area designer
Robot attendant
Territory architect
Smart travel system designer
SECURITY
Integrated industrial security
auditor
Remote security coordinator
Ergonomic designer of wearable
security devices
Expert for mitigating systemic
environmental disasters
Personal security designer
BIOPHARMACOLOGIST
URBAN ECOLOGIST

BIOTECHNOLOGY

LIVING SYSTEMS
DESIGNER
MEDICAL DATA MANAGER
GENETIC
CONSULTANT

It Seems That Wikipedia Has A Gender & Race Problem

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The world’s fifth-most-visited website has a long-running problem with gender bias: Only 18 percent of its biographies are of women. Surveys estimate that between 84 and 90 percent of Wikipedia editors are male. Quicksilver, is a software tool by San Francisco startup Primer designed to help Wikipedia editors fill in blind spots in the crowdsourced encyclopedia. Its under representation of women in science is a particular target. Quicksilver uses machine-learning algorithms to scour news articles and scientific citations to find notable scientists missing from Wikipedia, and then write fully sourced draft entries for them. 

The summaries it generates are intended to provide a starting point for Wikipedia editors, who can clean up errors and check the sources to prevent any algorithmic slip-ups contaminating the site.

Substitute Phones For Restless Fingers & Cell Phone Addiction

 Klemens Schillinger’s Substitute Phones are made of high-quality, heavy-duty plastic designed to mimic the look and feel of a traditional smartphone. The devices feature stone beads which are designed to simulate the various gestures one would make on their smartphone. They’re like phone-shaped fidget spinners. The same tactile urge to touch and swipe like your actual smartphone does, is fulfilled, but will give you a break from the constant text messages and notifications.The calming limitation can also offer help for smartphone addicts to cope with withdrawal symptoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Wikipedia Text Adventure

 

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Created by Developer Kevan Davis

Wikipedia as a classic text adventure: A “game” Wikipedia: The Text Adventure generates a list of major landmarks, and clicking any of them takes you to a landing page with a basic location description as pulled from its Wikipedia article summary, along with a list of nearby locations marked off by cardinal directions. You’re restricted to a text box, and, appropriately, typing “help” into it brings up a list of commands you can type. (Mobile users can also tap on keywords in the summaries, which isn’t as cool, but it’s a welcome alternative.)

Wikipedia: The Text Adventure 

British Libraries Offering Full Bibliotherapy Service

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British libraries offer full bibliotherapy services, including recommendations and exhaustive reading lists based on condition, to anyone, at every library in the U.K., at no cost.This year, London-based charity The Reading Agency and the Society of Chief Librarians expanded bibliotherapy service to form Reading Well for Young People, an extension of its regular adult program to help teens and children find their way through problems like mental illness, bullying, exam pressure and eating disorders.

Nearly half a million people have used the service since its inception in January 2015, the Reading Agency reports — 90 percent of people who borrowed “prescribed” books based on their conditions said they helped and 85 percent said the books helped their symptoms feel manageable. Experts say books featuring characters or people that share a patient’s struggles can be an incredibly important piece of a larger treatment plan designed to give patients something a pill can’t always offer: Hope

Bibliotherapy likely first came to the U.S. from Britain after World War I. Jane Austen novels helped calm soldiers afflicted with PTSD (then called “shellshock”). Then, as now, the main premise of bibliotherapy is pretty simple: Personal transformation through reading. People potentially stand to learn and be emotionally affected as much by a fictional person or situation.

Librarian and bibliotherapist Sadie Peterson Delaney, prescribed books to recovering African-American veterans at the U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital in 1920s Tuskegee, Alabama. She started small, using fairy tales to help bed-ridden, traumatized veterans make sense of their own emotional struggles and then began a public appeal for book donations for and about black Americans to help her patients, as she put it, “fit themselves for life.”

W.E.B. Du Bois’ “Dark Princess gave her patients purpose and hope to take with them when they were released back into segregated America.

“Books about the Negro cannot be written fast enough to satisfy the insatiate desire of these veterans,” wrote Delaney, who saw such books as “aiding him in his upward struggle to lay aside prejudice, all sense of defeat, and to take in that which is helpful and inspiring by the means of books.”

Nursing a broken heart? The Medicine is Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre”. Patients are given a lengthy questionnaire and talk sessions (often via Skype) before being presented with a reading list of six books tailored to their individual needs. This is crucial to avoid making matters worse. 

Bragging & Boasting

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Self-esteem

People who brag do tend to seem like they are in love with themselves, and in some cases, this might actually be true. Just as likely, however, is a person with low self-esteem who doesn’t feel great about a lot of things he or she has failed to accomplish. In the same way that telling a lie repeatedly might make a person start to believe it, bragging can be a way to overcompensate for a person’s perceived failures, drawing attention instead to the things that person considers worth bragging about.

To put it simply, people may brag because of the way they were brought up or to prove their value to others or simply to attract attention. Either way, it feels good to the person who is bragging, regardless of how true their claims are. This behavior still falls outside of social norms in most cases, however, and you may be better off impressing others with your modesty and kindness, rather than boasting about your life

Attention

Bragging may encourage a positive or negative response, based on the relationship you have with the person you are bragging to. Either way, however, it encourages a response, and some people are simply in it for the attention. In the same way that “look at the picture I colored” might get a group of adults to look at you as a child, those who brag about their money or their home as an adult might be seeking the same type of head-turning and acknowledgement.

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