How to manage Generation Z employees in the workplace

Every few years, the workplace is introduced to a new generation of workers. When a new generation transitions into adulthood, there can be conflicts with older generations who already are in the workforce simply because there is an age gap between them. Currently, the workforce has been focusing on handling millennials, since the older generations initially didn’t comprehend their ambition and strong connection to social media and technology.

While millennials have been the recent focus of generational misunderstanding, it seems many people have forgotten that generation z–those born from the mid-1990s to early 2000s–is also coming of age. Companies need to start learning how to approach and manage generation z in the workplace sooner rather than later.

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Why the Most Successful Entrepreneurs Say No

 “People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” – Steve Jobs

I’ve been a career coach for nearly 25 years and I’ve run my business for 20 years. My goal remains the same: help my clients create huge shifts in their personal and professional lives.

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Barbachano International Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Commemorative Dinner

Fernando Ortiz-Barbachano, President & CEO of Barbachano InternationalFernando Ortiz-Barbachano, President & CEO of Barbachano International


Barbachano International, Inc (BIP), the human capital solutions leader in Mexico, Latin America, and the U.S., marked 25 years with an all-out celebration dinner this past Thursday, January 25. Nearly 200 guests attended the exclusive event, which took place at the elegant winery Casa Baloyán in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico.

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5 Advantages of Doing Business in Mexico

When it comes to analyzing the challenges of doing business in Mexico, one of the benefits you’ll find with the Mexican economy is its status as an emerging market. Countries with stable economies that are becoming more developed countries, like Mexico, offer a wide range of benefits for investors and businesses. If you’re wondering what the pros and cons of doing business in Mexico really are, we’ll help you make your decision by discussing five key advantages.

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Employee Engagement: 10 Awesome Ideas to Excite Your Team

As much as you probably always want to start getting your activities completed each day, you need to realize that you’ll always have to set time aside for employee engagement strategies so that you can ensure you get everything done with your team, not only efficiently, but also effectively. Having good employee engagement strategies will allow you to develop your team to its fullest, and also give you the best results.

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Five Ways to Assess ‘Cultural Fit’ During the Hiring Process

When you’re combing through resumes and interviews, one thing you shouldn’t do is hire someone based on your first impression alone. One thing you should do is pay close attention to the interviewee who has the required experience but are just not sure if he or she will fit with your company’s culture. When people don’t work well with an organization’s culture, they’ll have a hard time showing superior job performance because they’re not adapting to the core beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors that make up your organization. You’ll need to learn about hiring employees that fit into the culture of your workplace. How do you do that? We’re going to provide a list below with some ways you can make sure the people you want to hire have the right cultural fit in the workplace.

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5 Books Successful People Read from Nikola Tesla to Elon Musk


Often times, when we want to learn something new to inspire innovation in our entrepreneur lives, we read books. Reading a fantastic book to educate yourself and create more internal motivation and inspiration to develop new ideas is not a new concept, nor is it one that should seem uncommon to people competing in today’s business world. However, there are so many books to pick from, which ones are best for creating the type of invigoration that leads to success?

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5 Lessons of Failure from the World’s Most Successful People

 We’ve all heard the famous cliché, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Nowhere is this statement truer than in the business world, where failures can be common, and can totally detract and derail executives from successfully utilizing their ideas, no matter how fantastic they are. When you experience a failure as you try to reach a goal in the business world, remember, that failure doesn’t necessarily mean you need to give up.

5 MAJOR Reasons Millennial Leaders Fail (and what to do about it)

Statistics show that the leadership crisis is real—so real, in fact, that nearly 50% of recently-promoted managers fail in the first eighteen months of employment (source: Leadership IQ). Worse yet, this failure rate is expected to be higher, some say as high as 75%. According to a report by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, our outplacement partners based in Chicago, there have been 1,107 CEO departures so far this year.

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10 Leadership Qualities that Every Top Executive Should Have

Great leaders come packed with a number of admirable leadership qualities. These qualities are what sets them apart from the rest and play a huge role in helping them climb up the ladder of their career. With growth and development in the business world, more is expected of leaders and great executive leadership is the common factor that the top companies share. Expectations grow as a leader rises up the various ranks in a company and more is demanded from them.

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Why do Introverts Make Better Leaders?

Most of us don’t think successful leaders have an introverted leadership style, since, by all appearances, extroverted people make wonderful public speakers and engaging networkers. Being able to speak effectively in public and knowing how to network well are two very important talents most CEOs and organizational leaders need to possess if they want to thrive. Most people assume introverts aren’t able to do either one of these necessities well. After all, a USA Today poll says 65% of executives view introversion to be an impediment to productive leadership.

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The Candidate EVERY Employer Wants to Hire

What do all these statements have in common?

“I’m a great team player.”
“I am so excited about this job.”
“I am the best person to join your company.”
“I have a great deal of experience.”

Employers have heard them all before.

And while not exactly a problem per se, the words aren’t magic to their ears either.

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6 Tested Questions Every Executive Should Ask Before Making a Hiring Decision

Hiring the right fit for a role in your company can be an uphill task. Every company should have a recruitment strategy to help eliminate any potential risks in the hiring process and ease the task of deciding on the best professional match. Fully understanding what you want in a vacant role before embarking on the interview process is critical.  It’s hard to pick the best candidate based on a piece of paper because there are many things you can’t determine about a candidate from the resume. For instance, will they be absorbed into the company culture? A well-rounded approach is key to selecting that right candidate. The following questions will help you make a great hire.

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5 Essential Attributes You Can Learn About Candidates over Lunch

There is quite some flexibility and aptitude to how job interviews are conducted today to the norm some years back. Small companies may lack enough space to carry out quality interviews, or in some occasions, an employer may decide to conduct off-site interviews to evaluate a candidate in a more natural and relaxed environment more closely. Lunch interviews are recommended when interviewing candidates for a job and especially where there is client interaction. The primary purpose of this is to evaluate their social skills and to assess how candidates behave under pressure. You can look out for the following attributes.

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Barbachano International Named to Forbes’ 2017 List of “America’s Best Executive Search Firms”

Forbes has ranked Barbachano International (BIP) as one of “America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms” 2017 list.

Barbachano International is the largest and most experienced executive search firm focused on recruiting leaders for Mexico, Latin America, and the United States.

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8 Cultural Behaviors to Look for When Hiring in Mexico

Knowing them is essential for good management, in any country you operate in.

Many business executives are not aware of the role that culture plays in the management of a company and more so when venturing into foreign territory. The steady increase in growth of trade between the U.S and Mexico has created a need for understanding the Mexican culture and how it affects U.S companies doing business in Mexico. Though the U.S and Mexico share a common border, the cultural differences between the two countries cannot be ignored. The history of Mexico is quite different compared to that of the U.S, hence a different perception and way of doing things.

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Barbachano International Celebrates 10 Year NPA Partnership Anniversary

Executive Search Firm Barbachano International Announces its Continuing Commitment to Building a World Class Recruiting Network With NPAworldwide.

 Chula Vista, CA — (ReleaseWire) — 05/23/2017 —Barbachano International (BIP), the premier leader in Executive Search and human capital solutions in Mexico, Latin America, and the United States with a focus on Hispanic target markets, is proud to announce that 2017 is the 10th year anniversary as a member-partner of NPA, the worldwide recruiting network connecting the top independent recruiting firms on the six continents.

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Barbachano International Launches New Private Equity Search Practice

Apr 04, 2017 via ABC News

Barbachano International (BIP), the premier leader in Executive Search in Mexico, Latin America, United States with a focus on Hispanic target markets, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Private Equity search practice which will be headed by Francisco de la Lama, Senior Executive Search and Business Development Consultant.

BIP owner and CEO, Fernando Ortiz-Barbachano, made the announcement last Friday. ”I am very proud to be re-united with Francisco De La Lama, and excited that he has accepted our offer to serve as Consulting Practice Leader – Private Equity,” said Mr. Ortiz-Barbachano.

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7 Best Strategies to Finding Your Ideal job in 2017

Getting a new job is a common occurrence today, as the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen occasions in their lifetime.  It is not an uncommon for people holding jobs for less than a year.  The important thing to remember is that there are literally thousands of employment opportunities out there, you just need to look for them. In this article we will tell you how to successfully find your ideal job in 2017.

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What The Trump Immigration Ban Means For Business

Approximately 15 minutes before the close of business on Friday (Eastern time), President Trump signed an executive order (full text here) to bar Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. and suspend all refugee admissions for 120 days. His order also blocks citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—all Muslim-majority countries—from entering the U.S. for 90 days, regardless of whether they’re refugees or not. Continue reading

These Are The Top 5 Workplace Trends We’ll See In 2017

According to Glassdoor’s economist, crazy perks and the gig economy will slow down while automation will speed up.

This was a “remarkable” year for hiring, according to Glassdoor’s chief economist, Andrew Chamberlain. He says that the U.S. added an average 180,000 new jobs per month, well above the “break even” pace of job growth of 50,000 to 110,000 economists estimate the economy needs to keep Americans fully employed. Continue reading

Despite Fears, Mexico’s Manufacturing Boom is Lifting U.S. Workers


Enrique Zarate, 19, had spent just a year in college when he landed an apprenticeship at a new BMW facility in San Luis Potosí, Mexico. If he performs well, in a year he’ll win a well-paid position, with benefits, working with robots at the company’s newest plant.

Within a decade or so, most of the BMW 3 series cars that Americans buy will probably come from Mexico, built by people like Zarate. Continue reading