December 13, 2017

Shifting Careers and Gen Y

Great post by Marci Alboher with the New York Times small biz blog:  What the Gen Y Worker Wants.

“When I finished law school in the recession of 1991, jobs were scarce. I didn’t have a job upon graduation and that was fairly common. Young people entering the job market today face a far more welcoming workplace. And as increasing numbers of baby boomers retire, the newest members of the work force will have even more choices. This anticipated shortage of skilled labor has been called the “war for talent,” and even if there is some dispute as to its grounding in fact, employers are behaving as if it’s real. Last week one of the most e-mailed articles on The New York Times Web site was about a law firm employing a “happiness consultant” to make sure that everyone was feeling properly fulfilled. I expect to see more of this type of thing”.

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