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Millennials take parents to work

“Should you bring mom and dad to your job interview?”

“Should you bring mom and dad to your job interview?” asked Anita Hofschneider in The Wall Street Journal. Companies are used to seeing workers’ spouses and children, but now “employees have started bringing new guests to company socials: Mom and Dad.” Millennials are closer to their parents than previous generations were, and some firms see parental involvement as a way to “hold onto talent and boost employee morale.” Northwestern Mutual, a financial firm in Milwaukee, even has “managers call or send notes to parents when interns achieve their sales goals.” That’s no longer uncommon. One recent study found that 13 percent of college graduates worldwide wanted their parents to get copies of their job offer letters. And another survey found that 8 percent of graduates had their parents accompany them to job interviews.

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