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GENERATION Y ASSESSMENTS OF WORK-RELATED SKILLS

Prepared for

Dr. Faridah Awang, Professor and CCT Program Coordinator
Management, Marketing, and International Business
Eastern Kentucky University

Prepared By

Bradley Jordan Withrow

October 15, 2015
Generation Y: The Emerging Workforce The world is constantly changing year after year and this is due to the people that live in it. Generation after generation continues to be different. Kids grow up thinking their parents are lame and then when they have kids of their own their kids think they are lame. Everything from the music we listen to, to the clothes we wear, to the activities and events we occupy our time with change from generation to generation. Generation X and the baby boomers do not understand rap and hip-hop music while generation Y doesn’t even know who the Beatles and the Bee Gees are. In this report you will discover what generation Y thinks of their work-related skills and if they have an accurate perception of what skills are necessary in the workplace. So just who is generation Y. Generation Y, also known as millennials, are a group of 80 million Americans born between the early 1980’s and early 2000’s that began entering the workforce almost 15 years ago. “Experts say by 2020 that half of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of millennials” (Reuteman 2015). With the generations before retiring from the workforce it is no secret that generation Y is quickly becoming the face of America’s workforce. It is essential that those in generation Y get an accurate perception of the work-related skills needed for jobs today. There are many work-related skills needed in our every day jobs. Obviously with the emergence of new technologies faster than we can blink using social media is an important skill to have. The ability to work with teams is becoming ever more important because we want…...

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