How Millennials Are Impacting the Office
Millennials are more than just a group of trendy dressers with a funny nickname. They are the driving force behind why many companies are growing, and make up many of the new hires that NextGen works with. Check out the Top 10 ways that millennials are helping the workplace.
New voices means fresh ideas that veterans (in any company) may not think about otherwise. Millennials offer a breath of fresh air that some businesses may need to get ahead in the ever changing marketplace. Just because he or she may be younger and less experienced, it doesn’t mean that they don’t offer a new perspective to the challenges that your company faces.
Being young has its advantages. One of which is a hunger and passion to succeed. Younger and energetic voices can make offices feel more vibrant and alive. With many of them entering the professional workforce for the first time, they have the drive to succeed and the competitive desire to be the best in their field. This boost of energy can have a positive effect on other coworkers.
Millennials are now the largest generation in America. Between 1980 and 2000, over 100 million were born from a variety of backgrounds. According to a 2006 census, the millennial composition is 61% Caucasian, 18% Hispanic, 14% African American, and 5% Asian. That means millennials are history's most diverse generation. Creating a more diverse workplace is another way that millennials are helping offices.
You know those memes and funny videos that everyone is talking about on Facebook a week later? Many of these are created by millennials and then spread like wildfire on message boards and chatrooms. When you dread coming into work on that Monday morning, sometimes a funny video or meme is just what you need to get the work week off on the right foot. Not to mention, now when it does go viral by Wednesday, you’ll be in the know and will already be having a great week because of it.
A survey conducted by the Pew Research Center reveals that millennials are the most educated in US history. Millennials’ increased exposure to different lifestyles, races, and cultures have made them more accepting and open-minded. Whether it’s environmental issues or an individual’s personal lifestyle, millennials are willing to embrace a changing social landscape. This way of thinking can help your business attract new customers.
Whether it’s because heavy student loans have created a pause on large purchases or because of mobile sites such as Uber and Lyft, most millennials are showing us how to not be so reliant on our cars. They are more likely to take public transportation or ride their bicycle to work than invest in a new car. This mindset is something we can all learn from as we hear more and more about the effects of our carbon footprint
Millennials want to work for a boss who believes in them because they’re hard-working and smart, not because they’ve been with the company for a decade. Millennials value growth and are willing to put out quality work to prove their worth - not just putting in the facetime and the hours. There’s a difference between quality and quantity, and millennials are aware of this. There’s a reason why millennials are willing to pay more for a quality meal or a night of small plates over a cheaper all you can eat buffet.
Millennials are more likely to ask questions about procedures and why things are done the way they are being done. This may seem like more of a negative to some people, but it’s actually a really good thing. They aren’t afraid to ask, “Why?” Instead of blindly conforming to traditional standards and time-honoured institutions, millennials want to understand why things are being done a certain way. In the end, this line of questioning could instigate a positive change or make working environments more efficient.
Empathy can go a long way. Millennials are active in their communities and donate their time and energy to organizations that are helping others. According to the 2014 Millennial Impact Report, 70% of millennials spent at least an hour volunteering their time to a cause they cared about, with more than one-third volunteering 11 hours or more. In addition, 84% made a charitable donation, and 45% participated in a company-wide volunteer day. I guess the so-called “me generation” cares more about others than we give them credit for. That’s something we can all learn from in the workplace.
Just when you finally understand the new upgrade or program at your work, new software comes out and the whole learning process starts over again. The days of writing everything by hand and storing data in filing cabinets is a thing of the past. Staying up to date on all of the technological tools is just one of the competitive advantages that millennials hold. Using their knowledge and knack for technology can help the more technologically challenged in your company excel.
NextGen Director Robert Feldman Named to the St. Louis Business Journal Diverse Business Leaders 2016
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NextGen President Lori Eaton Named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s Most Influential Business Women 2016
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NextGen Appoints Steve Kaufman New Client and Government Services Director
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Javier Hernandez Baylon Recognition
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- Javier Hernandez Baylon
- Date added:January 19, 2016
- Submission Type:Professional Recognition
- Current employer:NextGen Information Services, Inc.
- Current title/position:Hispanic Marketing Consultant
- Reason for being recognized:Javier Hernandez Baylon, Hispanic Marketing Consultant at NextGen Information Services, Inc., a national staffing, recruiting and consulting firm in St. Louis, has been named to the prestigious Regional Business Council (RBC) Young Professionals Network (YPN.)
NextGen Information Services, Inc Becomes the Fourth Mosaic Ambassador Company
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NextGen Appoints New Client Services Manager
NextGen Information Services, Inc. Introduces CHAMBA USA
BY Griffin Consulting | Posted: Friday, May 22, 2015 09:12 AM
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Carmen Jacob Pens Forward to Who’s Who - Diversity in Color
Lori Eaton... NextGen VP Lori Eaton Named MAC Woman Of Distinction
Continue reading article here. Content from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Press Release dated April 13, 2015.
Lori Eaton... NextGen VP Lori Eaton named as 100 St. Louisans To Know To Succeed In Business
Carmen Jacob Named to YWCA Leaders of Distinction 2014
December 5, 2014 --- Carmen Jacob was recently honored by the YWCA and included in this year’s prestigious Leaders of Distinction.
The YWCA recently celebrated and honored the achievements and contributions of ten women in the workplace and community at their 34th annual Leaders Lunch.
2014 Leaders of Distinction were honored for their notable achievements in corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, education, professions, racial justice and future leadership.
Watch Carmen's video biography here
NextGen Named Minority Business of the Year by Governor Nixon!
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon with Carmen Jacob
Article excerpt sourced here from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch September 11, 2014 Written by Griffin Consulting
Carmen Jacob named to Top 25 Most Influential Businesswomen in St. Louis!
Article excerpt sourced here from the St. Louis Business Journal June 2, 2014 Written by Vince Brennan
Carmen Jacob named Hispanic Businessperson of the Year by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce!
Carmen Jacob, Saint Louis Mayor Francis Slay and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Article excerpt sourced here from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch May 12, 2014 Written by Griffin Consulting
Carmen Jacob named to Top 25 Most Influential Businesswomen in St. Louis!
Carmen Jacob named E & Y Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
Article excerpt sourced here from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch May 1, 2014 Written by Griffin Consulting
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NextGen-Supporting our Military Veterans!
Chris Jacob, Vice President of Operations
Article excerpt sourced here from the St. Louis Post Dispatch April 16, 2014 Written by Griffin Consulting
NextGen CEO Named 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Winner!
ST. LOUIS, March 17, 2014---Carmen Jacob, CEO of NextGen Information Services, Inc. was awarded by Enterprising Women Magazine as a 2014 Enterprising Women of the Year Award Winner, during a two-day event held, March 2-4, in Sarasota, Fla. The annual tribute recognizes the top women entrepreneurs from North America and around the globe, and is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners.
According to magazine officials, the annual Enterprising Women of the Year Awards recognize the finest women entrepreneurs in North America and beyond. In its 12th year, it is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To receive the honor, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses, mentor or actively support other women and girls involved in entrepreneurship, and stand out as leaders in their communities. Many of the honorees also serve as leaders in organizations that support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship.
The award winners of 2014 includes 17 women from outside the United States, representing Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Ghana, Egypt, Kenya, India, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Brazil, and Switzerland. Award winners were recognized in six categories this year: annual sales revenues of more than $25 million; annual sales revenues of more than $10 million and up to $25 million; annual sales revenues of more than $5 million and up to $10 million; annual sales revenues of more than $2 million and up to $5 million; annual sales revenues of more than $1 million and up to $2 million; and annual sales revenues of up to $1 million. Jacob was listed in the more than $25 million category.
The award honorees were recognized during a two-day event held March 2-4, 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota in Sarasota, FL, USA.
NextGen VP Lori Eaton Named to Diversity Journal’s 2014 “Women Worth Watching”
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13, 2013 --- Lori Eaton, Vice President of NextGen Information Services, Inc. has been named to the prestigious 2014 "Women Worth Watching" series awarded by Diversity Journal Magazine. The award celebrates women executives who are leaders, trailblazers, mentors and role models who embrace diversity and inclusion and who are an example to others. Eaton is profiled in the 12th annual edition which honors "today's women leaders and the corporations, organizations and institutions that recognize, employ, and promote women in the workforce". Nominated by their colleagues and mentors for their initiative and achievements, the award recognizes "women of purpose and drive who represent diversity within their spheres of influence."
Article excerpt sourced here from the St. Louis Post Dispatch December 13, 2013 Written by Griffin Consulting
For more information on Lori, check out her Diversity Journal profile page here
NextGen Celebrates the Season of Giving!
NextGen VP Lori Eaton Brings Her A-Game!
VP Lori Eaton Named to Regional Business Council's
Young Profesionals Network!
"According to NextGen’s CEO, Carmen Jacob, “Lori Eaton is one of NextGen’s most recognizable faces. Her job is not an 8-5 shift, but a total engagement during the day, at after hour events, business or corporate giving events and to bettering the community she serves.”... (See Full Article)
Recognized for Giving Back to the Community
NextGen VP Lori Eaton recognized by the "St. Louis Giving Guide!" for charitable contributions and giving back to the community!
Recent Promotions at NextGen!
Steve Martak - Director: Client Services
NextGen Is On the Fast Track
May 2, 2013: NextGen was recognized as one of the "Top 150 Privately Held Companies in St. Louis" by the St. Louis Business Journal.
Congratulations NextGen Team! NextGen was recently recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of the city’s top privately held companies! Congratulations to all those honored who strive to make St. Louis a better place to live and work. At NextGen, we work every day to make the workforce and the workplace…better!
A pril 19, 2013: NextGen was named as one of the "25 Fastest Growing Companies in St. Louis" by the St. Louis Business Journal.
NextGen Awarded For Championing Diversity
- 2013: NextGen ranked #25 in the "Top 100 Hispanic American Owned Businesses" in the US.
- 2013: NextGen ranked #118 in the "Top 500 Diversity Owned Businesses" in the US.
- 2013: NextGen ranked #38 in the "Top 500 Women Owned Businesses" in the US.
- 2013: NextGen ranked #3 in the "Top 50 Diversity Owned Businesses" in Missouri
April 26, 2013: The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis named NextGen "...Hispanic Company of the Year!"
Featured In Small Business Monthly
St. Louis---Small Business Monthly hosted a luncheon, at the Frontenac Hilton to honor St. Louis’ most tenacious entrepreneurs. Celebrating 19 Years of Top Women in Business, more than 350 members of the business community joined to honor this year’s recipients, including our own President Carmen Jacobs! Congratulations Carmen!
Do You Know Carmen Jacob
NextGen, Founder, Carmen Jacob (Click Carmen's Picture to view her bio!)was included as one of the Top 100 St. Louisans You Should Know to Succeed in Business, by Small Business Monthly.
NextGen Tabs Local Resident As Manager
(Director-Recruiting and Sourcing)
December, 31 2012 (Click to view article!)
South County resident Kristina Wilson was named manager of recruiting and sourcing at NextGen, Information Services Inc., a national staffing, recruiting and consulting firm headquartered in St. Louis. She heads the sourcing group, a new division of the company that is designed to provide a fresh and consistent pipeline of talent to the firm’s national recruitment team by using creative and resourceful searching techniques. Wilson joined NextGen in 2011 as a senior technical recruiter and account manager. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a technical recruiter and management professional with a focus in career coaching and consulting.
15 Year Anniversary
12/8/2012- NextGen Information Services, Inc., a staffing, recruiting and consulting firm specializing in IT recruiting, celebrated its 15 year anniversary and dedication to diversity and downtown business partnerships, with a special, fundraising event, Nov. 8th, at 906 Olive Street, in the Frisco building.
Numerous business leaders from St. Louis gathered to help commemorate NextGen’s history of success, and the firm’s commitment to diversity in the workplace as well as to St. Louis businesses and local charities. The reception included a gallery showcase of St. Louis artists, where art was purchased with a percentage of the proceeds going to St. Patrick Center, the South City Open Studio and gallery (SCOSAG) and the United Way. Representatives from these organizations were also in attendance.
Carmen Jacob, President of NextGen, spoke to about 100 guests regarding the company’s commitment to diversity in the work place. NextGen is a Certified Minority and Woman Owned Enterprise and has received numerous awards throughout the years by Inc. Magazine, DiversityBusiness.com and the St. Louis Business Journal for their efforts and achievements.
Lori Eaton, NextGen’s Vice President, also introduced the firm’s unique new business platform, logo, branding efforts and pledge to “all things St. Louis.” According to Eaton, “About a year ago we were looking to expand and move our offices and made the corporate decision to stay in St. Louis and specifically downtown. We are thrilled with that choice and excited about our work with our large clients, the emerging IT organizations and small businesses now in St. Louis, as well as our increased support of St. Louis charities.”
The evening featured more than 30 local artists, with several of the artists going “live” on display working on specific pieces, music by the Dave Becherer Trio, and International Harpist, Eileen Gannon.
NextGen is a national IT and professional staffing, recruiting and consulting firm providing business solutions to the newest technology challenges for Fortune 500 companies, small business and local startup organizations. The company was established in 1997 and is headquartered here with satellite office in Atlanta, Denver and Chicago. The firm is a $70 million company and boasts more than 300 + consultants 35 markets throughout the country.
NextGen Is On The 2012 Inc. 5000
10/20/2012 - NextGen Information Services, Inc. is one of America's 5,000 fastest growing private companies! Inc. Magazine ranked NextGen 1,862 on its list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. on their annual Inc. 5000. For more than thirty years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest-growing private companies in America. NextGen is honored to be among the ranks of other Inc. 5000 companies like Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle, and new to the list this year, Publix Supermarkets, CDW, Levi Strauss, and Facebook! Thank you, Inc. for this recognition and thank you to all of our clients and contractors for using us to meet your needs!
NextGen Recognized As A Top 20 Minority Company
10/19/2009 - The St. Louis Minority Business Council recognizes NextGen as one of the Top 20 Minority Companies in St. Louis area. To view the entire article in the St. Louis Business Journal (more) For more diversity news, check out the NextGen Diversity page by selecting this link
NextGen Past Recognition
2015 - NextGen has been ranked #8 for largest Women-Owned Business and #19 for largest IT Consulting Firms in St. Louis.
12/01/2012 - NextGen has been ranked by the St. Louis Business Journal as the 4th Largest Minority Owned Business, the 8th Largest Woman Owned business and the 19th Largest Information Technology Firm in St. Louis!
11/01/2012 – NextGen has been listed as #1862 as one of the fastest growing companies in the country in IT Services and #81 as one of the Fastest Growing Hispanic Companies by Inc. Magazine 500/5000 list for 2012!
10/01/2012 – NextGen has been ranked #52 by DiversityBusiness.com for being in the top 500 Hispanic Owned Businesses in the US for 2012!
NextGen recognized as a top 20 minority company
10/19/2009 - The St. Louis Minority Business Council recognizes NextGen as one of the Top 20 Minority Companies in St. Louis area. To view the entire article in the St. Louis Business Journal (more)
For more diversity news, check out the NextGen Diversity page by selecting this link.
From the St. Louis Business Journal
07/25/2005 - Jacob, Barton top revenue of $50 million at NextGen (more)
AT&T recognizes NextGen's contribution
December 2005 - AT&T recognizes NextGen as one of its key suppliers with a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal (more)