Sustaining high performance with Generation-Y employees

Different generations require different HR strategies
By Malcolm Gabriel and Pierre Robitaille
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/18/2008

There’s a big difference between baby boomers and Generation Y. The former’s life experiences were shaped by consumer product explosion, rock ’n’ roll and the advent of television. The latter have been shaped by the fallout of Sept. 11, global warming, the digital explosion and working mothers.

In the workplace, these different generational outlooks have profound implications for recruitment, managing performance, career planning, managing change, reward and recognition and learning.