8 myths – and truths – about generation Y

Young workers have a bad rap: They’re not as lazy or disloyal as some may think
By Cheryl Cran
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/17/2013

Generation Y — those in their 20s born in the 1980s and 1990s — have been accused of many things, and the media has spread its fair share of criticism on this maligned generation.

But how much of what is said is true?

Having researched generations in the workplace for more than eight years, and written a book on the generational impact in today’s work environment, I know we often stereotype the generations when, in fact, there will always be exceptions.