20th June 2008
The Times, 12th June
Keep it to yourself
Anybody who has ever had fun knows that drunken pranks need to be captured on camera
and posted on the internet for posterity. Equally, anyone who plans to get a job
knows that such photographs cannot be in any way linked with his or her name - Google-happy
recruiters might not fall into the "has ever had fun" category, after all...
Generational demands are a common theme in the news today. The Times explores stereotypes
within the workplace, suggesting that Generation Y workers are distinguished by
their technical expertise and work-life balance priorities. The piece goes on to
explain that employers are rethinking traditional career development to keep graduates
happy and the best ways to connect with them.
The Times, 19th June
The generation game: do young employees work differently? Grey-haired hiring managers
are reportedly getting fed up with sprightly graduates coming into the workplace
with a shopping list of demands. Generation Y workers - loosely defined as those
born after 1982 - are not merely grateful to pick up a pay cheque; they are keen
to dictate the way that they work. But is labelling individuals in this way useful?
Generation Y has a distinctive profile in the workplace...