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So I am no big Obama fan but the fact is that I see many kids going off to college who would probably be better served in a technical college. If you take a look at the statistics of those employed and really drill down you will find that many recent grads of a 4 year college are unemployed or underemployed because they chose a degree that wasn't marketable.
Where are the employment gaps right now; healthcare, technology, and engineering. All of these stats are available to college students yet there is no incentive for a college to guide students into majors that are more marketable. The university system is broken thanks to tenured professors in liberal arts majors who rely on uninformed kids. If we were to change the student loan system that would provide more $ to those going studying in areas that have gaps, there would be more kids considering majors with an employment future.
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I agree with Dennis. The generations are made up of millions of people and we are all individuals. If you start with believing all the myths and generalities about a specific generation you are starting with bias and not an open mind. In my presentation on the Multi-generational Workforce, I am careful to point out the importance of the individual as part of a generation.
I agree with all your points yet the biggest one you missed-developing talent. This requires companies to become obsessed about their talent and only great leaders really live and breathe the importance of developing those around them. The removal of barriers to development include the "rules" that get in the way of spending quality time coaching your employees.
One of the biggest roadblocks for managers/leaders in developing others is TIME. In the book "Are You Talent Obsessed?" http://www.amazon.com/Are-You-Talent-Obsessed-high-performers-ebook/dp/B00I3PF6OY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396283696&sr=1-1&keywords=are+you+talent+obsessed
there is an outline on how to integrate learning into your daily and weekly routines.