Y Bother? A Look At Generation Y

ERE interviews leading members of the recruiting community regarding their views on Generation Y’s entry into the workforce.

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(Also see Penelope Trunk’s take.)

Brendan is a production manager at ERE Media. While relatively new to the recruiting industry, he is always eager to learn more, especially how technology is changing the industry.


3 Comments on “Y Bother? A Look At Generation Y

  1. This is great. Not sure if you saw yesterday’s article in the Wall Street Journal Titled “The Trophy Kids’ Go to Work.” Here is a link in case you did not: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122455219391652725.html.

    Also David Mezzapelle, our founder, gave a fantastic lecture recently at the UCONN School of Business on this topic. The lecture was titled “Trends in Online Recruiting & Generational Demographics.” Here is a link to that as well: http://goliathjobs.com/uploads/RecruiterSummitLecture.pdf

  2. I hope everyone is aware of a book that was just released (see below)…..The Millennials are a “bigger boom” than the baby boom in terms of sheer numbers and will have a greater impact on the workplace than Gens X and Y

    OCTOBER 21, 2008
    The ‘Trophy Kids’ Go to Work
    Article in The Wall Street Journal

    With Wall Street in turmoil and a financial system in crisis mode, companies are facing another major challenge: figuring out how to manage a new crop of young people in the work force — the millennial generation. Born between 1980 and 2001, the millennials were coddled by their parents and nurtured with a strong sense of entitlement. In this adaptation from “The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation Is Shaking Up the Workplace,” Ron Alsop, a contributor to The Wall Street Journal, describes the workplace attitudes of the millennials and employers’ efforts to manage these demanding rookies.

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