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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Generations X, Y and Baby Boomer

I am studying for a midterm on the Strategic Role of Human Resources Management (sounds like far less fun than it actually is). Here's what I'm supposed to regurgitate for the test:

Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964):

  • Are driven to succeed
  • Question authority
  • Value personal achievement
  • Are loyal and logical

Generation X (born 1965-1980):

  • Make up 18% of Canadian population
  • Will replace the Baby Boomers in the workplace
  • Like flexible work arrangements
  • Want to be valued NOW
  • Don't necessarily believe in corporate loyalty
  • Like to make decisions

Generation Y (born since 1980):

  • Are also known as Echo Boomers
  • Make up 23% of population
  • Are entrepreneurial
  • Are independent
  • Don't want to be managed
  • Are not trusting
  • Have low levels of loyalty to their employer

My main source: The textbook "Management of Human Resources" by Gary Dessler et al.
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