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Gen Y… A New Breed of Worker

Posted on: September 12, 2010

Hi readers,

Here is an article that I read on Black Enterprise called “Millennial: The New Breed of  American Worker”, and it had an interesting take on how we (Gen Y ) are  shaking up the workplace.

First it showcases a young man named Eldridge Betts, and how he turned his inability to finish college ( due to financial reasons)  to an opportunity to join the Marriott International Inc. Scholar Program.

Then the article mentions several points:

  • Gen Y’s employment stats went from 50% to 41 %
  • We are going to be the most educated generation in American history
  • Gen Y values diversity, teamwork, and ideas more than experience and seniority
  • We also value connecting with others
  • Have an instant gratification mentality and views paying your dues differently
  • View our careers as always changing and always evolving

I have heard these things before but instead of saying Gen Y is flaky and spoiled like everyone else does, these can be viewed as strengths ( except the instant gratification thing…) So employers, don’t paint us with one broad brush. We are the future of the workplace and have so much to offer to your organizations.

If you want to read more here is the link:

So readers, tell me what you think?

Thanks for stopping by and I will talk to you soon.

Signing out on…. The Roberts Report


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