If you happen to be one of the 4.5 million or so Australians (BERNO: Anyone born after 1980s really) classed as generation Y, there’s a good chance that in career terms you want it all and you want it now.
Furthermore, you’re not afraid to demand it, even if your experience and expertise don’t quite match your expectations.
But that’s not all. You also want quality time to spend with friends and family (or to climb Mt Everest if it takes your fancy), and if you feel like chucking in your job as a brain surgeon to become an accountant instead, well, gosh darn it, you will.
Read on The young and the restless (SMH)
How to Engage Gen Y @ Work
- Gen Y doesn’t seek a job as much as an opportunity. Gen Yers have multiple expectations of an organisation.
- Run a values-based organisation. Maksure sure your business is not just about the financial bottom line.
- Enpower staff to support causes they believe in.
- Adapt management and recruitment strategies to better engage the generation rather than demand conformation
- Understand the importance placed on work/life blanace.
- Create a culture of desiring variety, challenge and changes.
Source: New Generation at Work – Attracting, Recruiting, Retraining & Training Gen Y (McCrindle Research)