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The term Millennials refers to the "Millennial Generation." The Millennial Generation is the generation following Generation X and consists of individuals reaching adulthood in the early 2000s. The... more +
The term Millennials refers to the "Millennial Generation." The Millennial Generation is the generation following Generation X and consists of individuals reaching adulthood in the early 2000s. The precise birth years for those characterized as Millennials varies depending on the source of the data, but the range is generally defined as those born in the early 1980s to those born in the late 1990s. As a group, Millennials are typically considered more tech-savy, more mobile, more liberal and less religious than earlier generations. less -

The platform revolution changing the financial industry

Platform technology is revolutionizing the financial industry in the same way Airbnb has changed the rental market. How is co-innovation helping our clients address regulation, technology trends and other challenges?...more

ICYMI: Your Favorite Ethics & Compliance Blogs from 2017

by NAVEX Global on

This year we published almost 100 blogs by 30 different authors on Ethics & Compliance Matters. With the help of our internal NAVEX Global experts and collaboration with external thought leaders, our content has cultivated...more

What Restaurant Franchising Tells Us About The Future

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Restaurant operators and their financiers often need to predict the future. The operators, mostly from franchised brands, need to adapt to changing tastes and fashion. The financiers need to assess risk before making...more

“Tap Here For A Doctor” – The Proliferation of Telemedicine In The Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

Several years ago, many people were leery of the thought of ordering personal drivers through a mobile app and getting into a car of a complete stranger. However, over time, the idea of ride-sharing through Uber or Lyft has...more

Unions Looking to Increase Diversity in Their Leadership Ranks

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Recognizing the rise of Millennials and the increasing diversity of the workforce, some labor unions appear to be taking a keen interest in increasing the diversity of those in their leadership ranks, which...more

Who’s Really Driving The Gig Train: the Young or the More “Mature”? How About Both?

by Fisher Phillips on

I couldn’t help but be struck by two recent headlines which appeared to stand diametrically opposed in answering the question of who is driving the gig economy. One headline from World Finance touted the driving force of...more

Family Offices Market Intelligence: Developments in Family Offices - Q3

by Benesch on

The ultra-wealthy are allocating more of their money to equities and less to hedge funds and real estate this year, a survey of family offices published on Wednesday found. Equities accounted for 27.1 percent of the average...more

Sad Tale of a Trademark Fail

Earlier this month, Unilever made headlines by accidently naming its new soap after Kim Jong Un. The shower gel line, created by a Korean designer and aimed at urban millennials in China, is called KJU....more

Z: The Next Generation Entering The Workforce

by Baker Donelson on

Managing staff can be difficult under the best of circumstances – but there are specific challenges that can arise when the workforce is comprised of so many different generations of people. Currently, there are four...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Old-school retailer Lord & Taylor has reached a deal with WeWork to sell its landmark New York flagship store for $850 million. L&T will continue on with a greatly decreased department store footprint in the space, but the...more

The Future is Freelance

by Fisher Phillips on

Yesterday, Upwork and the Freelancers Union published the results of Freelancing in America: 2017, a comprehensive annual measure of the U.S. independent workforce. The report’s findings are wide-ranging, from the number of...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

If Netflix is to be believed (and, you know, it is a public company), there’s a LOT more Stranger Things and House of Cards on the way... Turns out Nelson Peltz’s failed quest for a P&G board seat was crazy close. As in,...more

The Next Big Thing: Recruiting With Snapchat

by Fisher Phillips on

Forward-thinking businesses are using social media to further their recruiting efforts. They know that in order to communicate with Millennials, you have to speak their language. To that end, the latest social media platform...more

Social Selling and the Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

If you are a Millennial female with Facebook, I’ll make an educated guess that you have at least been invited to join a LuLaRoe group. Or perhaps you have recently attended (or hosted) a Stella and Dot party. Companies such...more

Reinventing The Suburbs

by Akerman LLP on

Since the 1960s, baby boomers have driven a migration to the suburbs, where a simple calculus has been at work for a very long time: the farther one moves away from an urban center, the better value one gets for one’s...more

The Future Commute: Ready for Crowded Skies?

Traffic and commute times are increasingly important to people when they consider where they want to live, work, and play. The millennial preference for walkable communities is rooted in a desire to avoid the isolation of...more

Sky bridges are making a comeback in these pedestrian-friendly times

Younger workers, aged 18-34 years old (yes, Millennials), prefer walking as a mode of transportation by 12 percentage points over driving, prefer living within walking distance of shops and restaurants, and having short...more

At Least the Millennials Aren’t Killing the Gig Economy

by Fisher Phillips on

Over the past few months, many essays, blog posts, and articles have lamented over the apparent homicidal nature of Millennials. From brunch to wine corks, the “things” Millennials have killed is far-reaching. The formula is...more

Rolling in the Regulations for Robo-Advisers

by Bryan Cave on

Robo-advisers have surged in popularity as people seek low-cost, automated investment opportunities. In a worldwide forecast, the number of people to use robo-advisory services is estimated to reach 95.4M by 2021 compared to...more

Gig Economy Poised To Grow Even Bigger

by Fisher Phillips on

The gig economy has exploded in the last few years as more workers embrace side jobs and flexibility of assignments. New studies reveal that this trend should continue into the future. In fact, research group Recode has...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A Tuesday Times op-ed accuses Wall Street of “fleec[ing]” American pension plan, mutual fund, and insurance policy investors by routing orders to particular exchanges in return for “rebates”—fractions of cents for each trade...more

The Binge-Watching Goldfish: A How-to for Training Millennials

by NAVEX Global on

An attention span is a fickle friend. A great one to have, but oh so hard to keep. This is especially true when we consider the attention spans of those who are soon to make up 70 percent of our global workforce –...more

There's an App for That: Franchisors Fight Slumping Sales, Millenials

by Lewitt Hackman on

How has the gourmet burger gone awry? According to Fox, the better burger business dropped five percent in foot traffic at quick-serve restaurants last year, primarily because consumers are opting to “DIY” their food at home....more

Strategic Planning in Uncertain Times: A “How To” for Businesses

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

If you are a company whose growth, profitability, operating costs or business model is directly or indirectly affected by what happens in national politics, how are you prepared to engage in effective business and strategic...more

Recruiting for youthful workforce leads to age discrimination lawsuits

by McAfee & Taft on

Some companies may believe that projecting a youthful and energetic image is important to their brand. Two recent court cases, however, show that employers who focus their hiring policies and practices too much on young...more

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