Articles

July 17th, 2017

Empowering Millennials in the Workplace | Grant Skeldon

There appears to be a chasm between Millennials and other generations. Most resources on Millennials highlight how Millennials are different. These resources tend to focus on what Millennials are doing, without explaining why. While the manner in which Millennials engage in church, work,...

June 12th, 2017

The State of Faith & Work

We are entering a vocational renaissance. Technological innovation and generational transition are transforming the way we work. Over the last five years, Barna Group and the Center for Faith & Work at LeTourneau University have tracked these changes and compiled research to better...

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

When Millennials first entered the workforce, older generations deemed them lazy, greedy, entitled, me-me-me generation, While some may feed this stereotype, Millennials are shaping today's workplace in many positive ways. Plus, born-again Millennials are notable for their social activism,...