Gen X

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It is hard to go on line and not read an article, blog, post or tweet on Millennials.  There is, if you will, Millennial mania.

It is true that Millennial employees are now about 1/3 of the workforce and that percentage is rapidly growing.  But even I can figure out the math on this one:  2/3 of the workforce is composed of non-Millennials.  There is another way to describe them: older employees.

October 8, 2015
In a video, three men from three different generations explain to three different audiences why they won’t share their wealth with relatives. Each uses the same words, tones and gestures, but it’s the oldest man whom viewers dislike the most, according to a poll of the audiences.
 
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August 9, 2013
Businesses of all shapes and sizes are currently experiencing changes in the makeup of their workforce – from alterations in the economic landscape, technological advances, globalization, and – for the first time in the U.S. - members of five generations working, living, buying, driving, and aging together with one another.  
 
July 23, 2013
America's youngest workers are almost twice as likely as Baby Boomers to buy personal items with a company credit card, almost three times as likely to blog or tweet something negative about their company, and about two and a half times as likely to take company software home for their own use, according to a new study.
 
For Generational Differences in Workplace Ethics, the Arlington, Va.-based Ethics Resource Center interviewed 4,800 working adults, by phone or online, from Sept. 15 to 29, 2011. It released the results June 24, 2013.  
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July 8, 2013

GenY wants to run the world and there is nothing wrong with that. Baby Boomers and GenXers need to be willing to step up and mentor this group. For 2013, I boldly predict the generations will come together and get this right.

December 10, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

Contrary to some reports that working just a little bit longer—to age 70—will allow between 80 percent and 90 percent of households to have adequate income in retirement, new research by the nonprofit Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) shows that for approximately one-third of U.S. households between the ages of 30 and 59, that won’t be enough.

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November 16, 2012

On November 14, SHRM We Know Next chatted with Rebecca Hastings (@SHRMDiversedit) about Gen X- The Invisible Generation.

November 15, 2012

I was born in July 1963, several months before a defining moment for the Baby Boomer generation occurred—the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  I was a “latch key kid” – I walked home from elementary school to an empty house because both of my parents worked.  In fact, I started walking to school by myself in first grade after everyone else had left the house. I wasn’t supposed to use the record player but nearly every morning I used those few minutes before school to play a 45 of Tommy Roe’s hit song “Dizzy” over and over again.

November 9, 2012

Americans are less confident now than just three years ago that they will have enough financial resources to last through their retirement years, according to a Pew Research Center survey on retirement planning conducted in the latter half of 2012.

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November 9, 2012

Aaron Kesher, Principal Consultant for deepSee Consulting, explains how organizations can flourish by leveraging a workforce with a wide range of age groups.

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September 13, 2012

Today’s workplace is experiencing a revolution. Technology and the introduction of new methods of communicating, networking and collaborating have changed the way we do business and have created new challenges for leadership.

It's also a transformative era for the human resources profession. We’ve entered a unique epoch in history where four generations are intersecting in the workplace. Each carries with it deeply held convictions, attitudes, ideas and expectations about the value and meaning of work.

July 18, 2012

“Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.” – George Orwell

When your alarm goes off each morning, and you roll out of bed to schlep off to work, you are entering a community that’s unprecedented in human history (even if it doesn’t feel that way on a Monday).

May 9, 2012

Note: This series is based on the paper  My Generation

Generational and life-stage issues affect us both consciously and subconsciously every single day.

A survey by Lee and Hecht Harrison tells us that “70% of older employees are dismissive of younger workers’ abilities and nearly half of younger employees are dismissive of the abilities of their older co-workers”. 

May 2, 2012

Note: This series is based on the paper My Generation.

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.  - George Orwell

November 17, 2011


Generation Y is taking over the world and the workplace—and employers who want to attract, engage and retain this huge workforce need to understand its preferences and communication styles, especially when it comes to workplace benefits.

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September 29, 2011

Men in cohort are 36% more likely than Boomers to be out-earned by their spousesDespite being the smallest U.S. generation (46 million), Generation X might be “the most critical generation of all” for employers, according to a study by the nonprofit Center for Work-Life Policy.

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September 28, 2011

Many employees are caught in a communications vortex as they struggle to keep up with their e-mail and monitor social media, according to a new report, The New New Inbox—How E-mail and Social Media Changed Our Lives.

The effect of all these channels of communication—Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, YouTube, Google and Yahoo groups, RSS feeds, Delicious bookmark—is a workforce that is “scattered and disoriented,” said Pierre Khawand, founder and CEO of People-OnTheGo, which conducted the survey.

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July 29, 2011

Bruce Wilkinson discusses the role of professional development in creating multi-generational leaders in the workplace. 

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September 21, 2010

Don Soderquist highlights the role of senior leaders in merging generations and developing teamwork within organizations. 

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September 21, 2010