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via Bill Peel
June 16th, 2016

Good, Bad and Promising News for Recent Grads

Degrees in hand, 1.9 million college grads hope to join America’s workforce this summer. The good news: the job market is hot. The class of 2016 has better job prospects than those in any class since the Great Recession. The not-so-good news: Salary levels haven’t fully recovered from the...

Channel(s): LeTourneau Originals
via Fortune
April 7th, 2016

The Race to Hire Millennials

Fortune magazine’s 2016 list of “The Best 100 Companies to Work For” is out, and those companies are racing to hire Millennials. Note the change since 12 or so years ago when the first Millennials graduated from college and entered the workforce. Boomers and GenXers were quick to...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
April 8th, 2015

Can Millennials and Boomers Work Together?

Both the workplace and the church are experiencing a major demographic transition as Boomers and Millennials learn how to do life and leadership together. Collaboration of the two largest cohorts of the past four generations can enrich every corner of society, but this can also create a...

via Fortune
March 22nd, 2015

Millennials Can Change the Workplace for Good

Plenty of criticism has been leveled at Millennials for their obsession with personal technology, their self-centeredness and their lackluster work ethic. But like it or not, Millennials will make up 75 percent of the workforce by 2025. It’s time to welcome them and capitalize on the...

Channel(s): Workplace Culture
September 18th, 2014

What Is the Vocation of a Student?

My motivations for going to college were mainly economic. I didn’t know what a vocation was and had never taken the time to figure out how my time as a student would fit into the tapestry of my life. Getting good grades was driven by my desire to have a good GPA, so I could improve my...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
August 1st, 2014

Twenty-Somethings Are Embracing a Christian View of Vocation, but Not Because of the Church

Twenty-somethings in the workplace. Most reactions to this picture probably aren’t positive (see the Millennials in the Workplace Training Video to learn more about why). So you might be surprised to learn that twenty-somethings are actually embracing a Christian theology of work. Barna...

via Bill Peel
May 1st, 2014

High ROI for LeTourneau University

Congratulations to LeTourneau University for ranking 5th among all Texas universities for Return on Investment, as reported in the Houston Business Journal. LeTourneau ranked 2nd among private schools. A recent Wall Street Journal article, "Elite Colleges Don't Buy Happiness for Graduates...

via Bill Peel
February 28th, 2014

Millennials Seek to Serve God in Their Work

Millennials -- lazy, greedy, entitled, the me-me-me generation? Not all of them. Sure, some feed this stereotype. But did you realize that born-again Millennials are notable for their social activism, and they practice evangelism more than any other generation?

via Bill Peel
February 28th, 2014

How to Find a Mentor

Evidently God thinks mentors are important because He gave us examples throughout Scripture. Joshua had Moses. Ruth had Naomi. Elisha had Elijah. Paul had Barnabas. Timothy had Paul. Even Jesus had Joseph to teach him the trade of carpentry. Business New Daily says, “All entrepreneurs need...

February 28th, 2014

Open Letter to Mentors of Millennials

By now, no doubt you’ve heard all about me. You’ve heard I’m a narcissist—selfish, entitled, idealistic but often lazy. You’ve heard my patience is just about as short as my attention span. And you’ve heard—for better or for worse—that by 2025, three out of four workers worldwide will be...