According to a recent Gallup poll, Millennials are the least engaged generation in the workforce, are more likely to job hop, and it is predicted that the US economy loses on average $30.5B from Millennial-related turnover. According to a recent Deloitte Study, a majority of Millennials from around the world felt that companies don’t behave ethically and that most companies have no ambitions beyond wanting to make more money. On this episode, we explore the underlying social contexts responsible for this shift and debate whether this is a good or bad thing.
According to the Federal Reserve Bank, American students amassed $1.5 trillion in student loans through the second quarter of 2018, marking the second-largest consumer debt segment in the country after mortgages...and the number just keeps growing! On this episode, we discuss this social, economic, and psychological phenomenon.
According to the U.S. Travel Association, $1.03 trillion in traveler spending generated $2.4 trillion in economic output and supported 15.6 million American jobs. Not only is travel a leisure thing we do after having accumulated sufficient vacation time at work to take a break from reality, but it’s also great in supporting the economy, and we always come back home learning a few life lessons as we transition back to the grind. On this episode, we’ll have a casual conversation about recent and planned vacations, and what we have experienced on our travels!
According to an article posted on Forbes.com, during the 2013 holiday season, US retailers saw half the foot traffic they had in 2010. It is evident that many are trading steel shopping carts for virtual ones…but is e-commerce proving that the brick and mortar storefront, or as we’re calling it on this episode, the brick and “mortal”, is slowly becoming obsolete?