Thursday, December 01, 2005

Targeting Employees Under 30

Reaching under 30's with safety ...

"With the workplace demands of high-job turnover, expanding regulatory compliance requirements and a constant push to be more efficient in all aspects of your business, it only makes sense to use every advantage you can. As many of the traditionalists and baby-boomers are stepping out of the work force, the new recruits are moving in. If you're shaking your head at the thought of all of these "undisciplined, know-it-all kids" flooding the work force, you instead should be nodding your head at the creative possibilities you now have in the realm of safety training.

Let's set a few things straight: Every generation looks at the proceeding ones with a little skepticism. Traditionalists think Boomers should "do as they're told." Boomers think Xers should put in longer hours and gradually work their way up the ladder. Now along comes Generation Y and guess what? They have a whole new way of thinking.

One might characterize the new generation of employees under the age of 30 – "Gen Y" – as talented nomads. They are inclined to move through three, four or maybe even five jobs in their first 10 years, performing well but never hesitating to consider other possibilities. Traditional employer enticements such as a pension or retirement plan mean very little to those who are comfortable setting up their own investment accounts. As a safety professional, you are challenged with providing all the safety training they need in a timely manner. Since computers and Internet connections have become a staple in even the smallest of businesses, leveraging this technology for training Gen Y remains one of the best options available."   continued ...   (Via Occupational Hazards)

Generation Y. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Generation Y.

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