Friday, 2 March 2007

More on Generations in the workplace

I'm really enjoying Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over: How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results. After posting the other day about Generation C, this paragraph in the book caught my attention.

It is no accident that quality of life - a second issue of the new era - is a key factor in how a mobile workforce of the 'best and brightest' chooses to live and work. As more and more baby boomers retire, there will be a period where the smaller Generation X population will not be big enough to fill all jobs. This will eventually subscide with the maturation of Generation Y, which is actually more numerous than the baby boomers. However, there will be major challenges filling key jobs in the interim, making the need to recruit and retain key talent more critical than ever.

1 comment:

Andrew said...

There are really interesting times ahead in the employment field, particular in New Zealand as the demographics change and we try to adapt from a primary products nation.

I read your article in Idealog, comments on Gen C are all really relevant.

I enjoyed the paragraph from the book “Wake me up when the data is over” and have order a copy for myself from Alibris.

Thanks for the link and comments to viewpoint.