As we approach 2020 and more millennials (Gen Y) enter the workforce, organizations will require some honest and candid introspection. What are you doing that makes you different? In 2011, when the Talent Exodus book was published, the storm for generational change was on the radar, but it had not reached shore. CEOs were sitting in adirondack chairs on the beach (with little umbrellas in their drinks) and the sun was beaming. I felt like the guy running up and down
the beach screaming there is a storm coming. They in turn, looked up and the sunny sky and shook me off as nothing more than an alarmist or nuisance. Today however, the outer bands of the storm are reaching shore and most are buzzing about generational change in the workplace. Baby boomers are retiring by the thousands each day and millennials are entering the workplace to fill the void. By the year 2020 almost half of every worker will be born between 1981 and
Just like the baby boomers before, the younger workforce will have a significant impact on the workplace. First, not all millennials are the same and many consider themselves different from each other. According to Kelly M. at Fitzmark Inc.:
[Too many ugly labels have been placed on our generation and some of them seem contradictory. Each one of us is different and our culture, values, backgrounds and beliefs play a huge part in who we are. Wouldn’t it be reasonable to say...
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