Are You Building Future Leaders, or Just Whining About Your Gen Y Workers?
10 Ideas to Help You Retain Gen Y
- 1. Our Baby Boomer population is aging out of the workforce. This includes more than 70 million people. We are already experiencing a talent and leadership deficit, and in about five years, the leadership well is going to be pretty darn dry.
- Our Generation X population is small, about 40 million, and not all of these men and women want to be in leadership positions.
- Our Generation Y population includes more 70 million men and women. Many of these young adults are being thrown into managerial and leadership positions literally overnight. I had one Gen Y tell me recently that she showed up at work one morning and her boss said, "We let X person go yesterday. You are now in charge." And of course, she freaked out. She is great at her skill set, but admitted that she has no people management or leadership skills!