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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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4.1. SETTING LIMITS—ON THE PARENTS

To be sure, companies absolutely must set limits. But establishing the ground rules requires some finesse to avoid alienating millennial employees and their parents. It's best to take a positive approach, emphasizing the need for Junior to become more independent to prosper in his new career. Companies also may have to point out their established human resource procedures so that parents understand that denying them access to private personnel information is nothing personal. It's just standard corporate policy.

For their part, parents certainly should demonstrate greater restraint and discretion in the workplace. They need to remind themselves that they aren't their child's personal agent, representing their ...

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