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September-October 2015
All in the Family: Family Business
Currently approximately 30% of ARA members are going through a transition of their businesses from one generation to the next. Hindsight is 20/20 and it's often helpful to learn from those who have gone before us. Two recyclers, Norman Wright and Kelly Roepke, share stories from their business transitions to the next generation.
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Next Gen Workforce: Perception vs. Reality
It's important to preface this by stating that people are individuals and that while it is sometimes efficient for experts to place people into generational groups for analysis, in the end, even with certain common traits and behaviors, individuals must be judged on their own merits. That said, as a new crop of Gen Y hits the workforce, it's important, both for the job-seekers and for prospective employers, to understand the truth about Gen Y. For the job-seekers, it's helpful to understand how hiring managers and future co-workers may perceive them. For hiring managers, it's useful to cut through stereotypes and misconceptions about this generation.
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The New Applicant
If you're reading this, you probably, like us, employ or plan to employ Millennials, also known as Generation Y. This generation of almost 80 million people in the U.S. alone brings a new mindset, skill set and enthusiasm to today's multigenerational workforce. The resulting generational differences in your workplace can be a challenge or an opportunity, depending entirely on how managers and leaders respond.
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All in the Family: Family Business
Currently approximately 30% of ARA members are going through a transition of their businesses from one generation to the next. Hindsight is 20/20 and it's often helpful to learn from those who have gone before us. Two recyclers, Norman Wright and Kelly Roepke, share stories from their business transitions to the next generation.


Next Gen Workforce: Perception vs. Reality
It's important to preface this by stating that people are individuals and that while it is sometimes efficient for experts to place people into generational groups for analysis, in the end, even with certain common traits and behaviors, individuals must be judged on their own merits. That said, as a new crop of Gen Y hits the workforce, it's important, both for the job-seekers and for prospective employers, to understand the truth about Gen Y. For the job-seekers, it's helpful to understand how hiring managers and future co-workers may perceive them. For hiring managers, it's useful to cut through stereotypes and misconceptions about this generation.


The New Applicant
If you're reading this, you probably, like us, employ or plan to employ Millennials, also known as Generation Y. This generation of almost 80 million people in the U.S. alone brings a new mindset, skill set and enthusiasm to today's multigenerational workforce. The resulting generational differences in your workplace can be a challenge or an opportunity, depending entirely on how managers and leaders respond.


Rules & Regs
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued instructions to its compliance officers on how to ensure consistent enforcement of the revised Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). OSHA revised th....


Swift Action
The old saying, "Time flies when you are having fun," certainly applies to Mike Swift, current ARA First Vice President. He will become ARA President at the ARA 72nd Annual Convention & Exposition in Charlotte, North Carolina in October. As he gets ready to take over as ARA President, he reflects on how quickly time goes.


 
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