We always find more great links than we can fit in your SmartBrief on Workforce. Among them this morning: Paul Hebert’s take over at Fistful of Talent on how the recession could shape the dynamic between Baby Boomers and Gen Y. My take? This will only sharpen the divide, not bring the two together — as much as business might wish otherwise. The economy you graduate into has long-lasting effects on your attitude about work. The Gen Y workers, like Gen X before them, will never enjoy that assumption of affluence and relative security that the Boomers did, and that will be reflected in their level of commitment to their employers.
- Can the recessions close the generation gap?
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- Model the behavior you want to see
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