Managing Generation Y: Global Citizens Born in the Late Seventies and Early Eighties (Google eBook)

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Human Resource Development, Jan 1, 2001 - Business & Economics - 105 pages
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Publisher's description: Here they come: the fourteenth generation of Americans. Self-confident and optimistic. Independent and goal-oriented. Masters of the Internet and PC. Young adults who believe education is cool, integrity is admirable, and parents are role models. They're blunt. They're savvy. They're contradictory. They're the children of Baby Boomers and the upbeat younger siblings of Gen X. They are the 29 million young adults born between 1978 and 1984 streaming into the workplace whose presence will continue to grow each year for the next ten years. They are Generation Y.With three to four job experiences or internships under their belts, the Gen Yers know what they want from their careers and how they want to be managed. They pose new challenges for organizations that are already spending time, energy, and money recruiting and training young talent. What can you expect from Gen Y? If you liked Gen X employees, you're going to love Gen Yers. They are like Xers on fast-forward with self-esteem. Like their older siblings, talented Yers are independent and techno-savvy. They are entrepreneurial, outside-the-box thinkers who relish responsibility, demand immediate feedback, and expect a sense of accomplishment hourly.
  

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Contents

Who Is Generation Y?
1
What Can Managers Expect from Generation Y?
17
How Not to Manage Generation Y The Seven Traits of the Worst Managers
29
The Fourteenth Generations Fourteen Expectations
47
Best Practices to Meet the Fourteen Expectations
65
In Conclusion
101
Recommended Resources
103
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Bruce Tulgan is an adviser to business leaders all over the world and a sought-after speaker and seminar leader. He is the founder of Rainmaker-Thinking, Inc., a management training firm. Bruce is the author of the classic Managing Generation X as well as Winning the Talent Wars, and has written for the New York Times, USA Today, Harvard Business Review, and Human Resources. He lives with his wife, Dr. Debby Applegate, in New Haven, Connecticut, and Portland, Oregon.

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