Where have all the values gone?

Employers must help schools prepare students for success
By Mike Doyle
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/02/2003

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mong the younger generation entering the workforce there appears to be a shift away from placing any value in a good work ethic and dedication to a position or employer.

With employers increasingly hamstrung both by a fear of wrongful dismissal and labour shortage, job seekers appear to have the upper hand. Unfortunately, it has become a frightening trend during the past few years for employers to accept poor performance from employees, because the alternative is to be left without someone to cover a shift or even operate a business. Is this simply a problem of the “bad apples” taking advantage of the situation or is it that younger people simply aren’t set up for success? Have we given them the tools they need to achieve professional success in the modern workplace?