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"Downside of Hiring Gen Y" An HR expert's view

Youth employment made more difficult by stigmas in the marketplace? This can't be good, right?

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Susan M. Heathfield, an HR practitioner who writes for about.com shares her views on Gen Y, and how to approach them in hiring and the workplace.
The overall tone of the article seems to say "beware" more than it says "be optimistic" in reference to Gen Y. I'm not an HR hiring expert, but if the generalities presented in this article are indicative of a common industry view, we'd want to look at stigma management/circumvention during our ideation phase.

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Photo of Meena Kadri

Great that you raised this, Dave. Looking forward to fresh thinking from you and others on this when our Ideas phase opens tomorrow.

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Thanks, I'm excited about the process--love this topic!