The Importance Of The Millennial Generation

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1960s. Generally, the baby boomers are a large cohort of educated, skilled, wealthier and motivated individuals. Baby boomer work motives revolve around organizational loyalty, monetary rewards, merit, appreciation, and promotions. Baby boomers will seek to remain active, volunteer, advocate for improvement, are goal-oriented, competitive, and traditional in a sense of values.
Millennial Generation
Human resource managers face constraints as newer generations enter the workforce, needing to adjust policies to clashing motives and drives. The Millennial generation seeks differing components in employment than the baby boomer generation. Millennials are considered to be those born between the 1980s and early-to-mid 1990s. They are familiar with technological advances, demonstrate independence, and are believed to be multitaskers. Millennials are motivated by both extrinsic and intrinsic rewards, such as career advancement and a “calling” for serving the public (Henestra & McGowan, 2016). The younger generation seeks to balance their work and personal lives, while building a stable and beneficial job-employee relationship. Millennials also demonstrate less loyalty to their organizations, are prone to self-serving behavior, exhibit a strong sense of entitlement, and desire a more casual work environment (Henestra & McGowan, 2016). Calo (2007) highlights the priorities of the Millennial generation and their desire to focus on their personal satisfactions. Calo (2007) indicates
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