Tags: Generation y

Media employees struggle to stay in work after having children, new study claims

Research unveiled today has revealed the immense challenges faced by working parents in the UK. 60 percent of parents working in the media know someone who has left their role because of pressures that come with being a working parent. This is a rise from 57 percent two years ago – while a third (32 percent) have been made to feel uncomfortable by employers or colleagues about their parenting responsibilities.

Stephanie Harper: From baby boomers to echo boomers – how do you become a talent magnet?

  Having survived leavers’ prom, a lads’ trip to Zante and T-in the Park I asked my 18 year old how long he would stay in his first job.  Ben replied he would stay until a better job came along explaining that “Ideally I would want to get enough experience and develop skills to be…

Lee Parsons: Understanding generations in your workplace

An aging population means that for the first time ever we will be seeing five generations within the workplace: traditionalists, baby boomers, generation X, Y and Z. In order to attract new talent while also retaining the old-fashioned wisdom of mature workers, employers will need to turn to ‘outside the box’ thinking to create a…

Gen Y most likely to discriminate against older or even flexible workers

A new report from leading employment law solicitors Doyle Clayton (www.doyleclayton.co.uk) reveals that Generation Y employees (those in their twenties and early thirties) are not only the most likely to feel they have suffered sex discrimination. They are also the most likely to discriminate against older colleagues and those who work flexibly. Based on interviews…

Gen Y prioritise personal fulfilment over earning potential

Generation Y, commonly defined as those born in the 1980s and 1990s, consider themselves truly global citizens and are prepared to be mobile to maximise the return from their careers, according to a survey from Hydrogen Group, the global recruitment firm. With the recent recession significantly impacting the global job market, more and more people…

Amy Edwards: How to make your job vacancies appeal to Generation Y

Also known as ‘Millenials’ or the ‘Millenial Generation’, Generation Y tends to refer to anyone born between the years of 1982 and 2004 – which makes it easily one of the largest sections of society in terms of marketing and promotion. That said; it’s no wonder that businesses of all shapes and sizes struggle to…

Charles Hipps: Generation Y and how they differ from previous Generations?

Employers seem to be polarised by Generation Y – denial versus acceptance, excitement versus dread, opportunity versus threat. One thing is certain; ignore them at your peril! I predict that it is this group that will transform the way business is carried out for many generations to come. The skinny-jeaned wearing, iPhone-toting demographic are more…

Kjetil J. Olsen: Does HR have the tools to manage skills across today’s hybrid workforces?

The world of work is changing at breakneck speed. Due to ever-increasing globalisation, an accelerating technological revolution and changing lifestyle demands, we’re entering a new era where the traditional work arrangement of hiring full time employees to work from 9 to 5 is facing competition from an on-demand work model. Increasingly, top talent is choosing…

Sarah Baker: Generation Y – The post interview interview

So you have gone through the arduous recruitment process and selected the perfect Generation Y candidate. They did a brilliant interview: intelligent, articulate and enthusiastic. You are totally sold on the idea that this individual is at the forefront of the technological revolution and will bring a whole new perspective to your workplace. They arrive…

Brits feel their career nosedives from age 54

Brits feel invisible in the workplace at the age of 54, a new study has revealed. Researchers have identified the exact point when the nation’s workforce consider that their career prospects are negatively impacted by their age. This is the point when Brits feel that they are more at risk of redundancy, being passed over…

France must do more to promote quality jobs for older workers, says OECD

Promoting quality employment for older workers is crucial to boosting growth and ensuring a financially sustainable pension system, according to a new OECD report on ageing and employment policies in France. Working Better with Age in France emphasises that the transition from employment to retirement comes especially early and poses problems for many older workers. Between…

Jon Andrews: The difference between millennials and other generations is technology

It is true that the workplace is set to undergo a dramatic transformation over the next decade. By 2020, millennials (people born between 1980 and 1995) will represent more than half of the working population and will bring with them their own values, experiences and expectations as a consequence of growing up through unstable economic…

Monique Valcour: Coaching Is Key to Engaging Generation Y

Are you struggling to understand, motivate, engage and retain your Generation Y employees? Given the amount of attention being paid to the under-30 members of the work force and the persistent hand-wringing over their supposedly unique needs, qualities and expectations, it is taken for granted that HR and line managers alike need a different set…