Want to attract the best people? Understand young staff? Retain talent? Then read this book. Generation Y are the 4.5 million Australians born between 1978 and 1994, and are the second largest Australian generation. Given Australia's ageing population and the large decline in birth rates that defines Generation X, Generation Y are already forming the frontline of Australian workforces. Generation Y are impatient stimulus junkies with self-esteem on steroids and are proving very difficult to manage. But on the other hand they are also extremely innovative and passionate when - and if you can - engage them. However, you can't engage a generation you don't understand. Generation Y: Thriving (and Surviving) with Generation Y at Work spills the beans, providing not only an in depth insight into the mindset of this new generation but also practical solutions for the entire employment cycle, from attracting staff through to training, developing and exiting. Anyone from HR managers to Generation Y themselves will learn from this book, improving both their management skills and their relationships with colleagues.
Peter Sheahan is a talent specialist. He has worked with more than 165,000 people in his 1500-plus presentations and workshops across Australia. His focus is working with organisations to better attract, develop and retain their young talent. Peter is considered Australia's leading authority on Generation Y and has been profiled on A Current Affair and Insight, on a number of major radio programs, and in leading newspapers such as the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian and the Daily Telegraph.