So if you haven’t heard Generation Y is going to come of age and rule the world!
I’m a little miffed at this really – not being one of those born between 1981 and 1994.
I recently interviewed a senior consultant for a global recruitment company and she said Gen Y’ers are the duck’s nuts – well not in those exact words but you catch my drift.
She was saying this in the context of employment – not in regards to their music taste or sense of fashion.
Anyway my contact wasn’t speaking out of her ass – research has proven she is in fact right – Gen Y are kinda the shiz right now and supposedly employers would be MAD not to hire them!
This what she has to say about these young bucks!
1. They are by far the most educated and well-rounded generation in the workforce today.
(I agree with the well-rounded part – just sayin’ Gen Y’ers have always had fast-food outlets)
2. Gen Y’ers are a privileged lot who grew up with a sense of entitlement.
(Spoiled brats you mean)
3. They are smart and they know it.
(Smarty pants more like – and crack-flashing short ones at that)
4. Their confidence is often mistaken for cockiness, while their ideas and enthusiasm are seen as being anti-establishment or challenging the status quo.
(I can do cocky – okay that just sounds all sorts of wrong)
5. Technology plays such a big part in their lives but it means that they are dependent on technology.
(Umm dir aren’t we all now?)
6. The fact remains – Gen Y’ers are here to say and will rule the world.
(No shit – unless they all get infected by something that is spread by being addicted to smartphones)
7. Employers should not expect Gen Y hires to stay – its just too un-cool for them – plus they know they have bright prospects someplace else.
(I can’t even think of a cool retort for this – I’m so Gen X right now )
8. Gen Y’ers have creativity and boundless energy and provide value for money for any organisation.
(Well if you consider getting energy from a green shiny tin or white powder – yes okay I’ve give you that one)
So congrats Gen Y – I’m not worthy – now get off your phone/computer and get back to work.
Are you Gen X, Y or Z, and do you agree with these generalisations?
Or have you employed a Gen Y’er? And would they be your first choice?