As Canada’s population ages and Baby Boomers retire, healthy campus recruiting and retention will play an increasingly crucial role in balancing our labour issues and growing Canada’s economy.
At the 2013 CACEE National Conference in Edmonton on June 10th, 2013, TalentEgg founder Lauren Friese presented her vision for the future of attraction, recruitment and retention in Canada, and demonstrated what employers, career services staff and other key stakeholders need to do in order to create a healthy campus recruitment ecosystem, including how they view students, the quality of the candidate experience and creating a Gen Y-friendly workplace. Continue reading
At the end of last week, PwC released a comprehensive study on how millennials (those born between 1980 and 1995, for the purposes of the study – also known as Generation Y) view and impact the workplace.
The firm says NextGen is the largest global generational study ever conducted, featuring the results of more than 40,000 responses from millennials and non-millennials alike in 18 global territories.
Gen Y workers have vastly different values compared to the generations that have preceded them.
They are a generation that has been told from a tender age that they are capable of anything, that they can change the world and, most importantly, that they should follow their passions.
While previous generations may have been more concerned with pension plans and job stability, many 20-somethings place a great deal of importance on finding a job that fits with their ethos of serving the greater good and making a real contribution to society.