One recruitment process and various options: 4 people, 4 generations and 4 completely different priorities and approaches to life. Does the time of birth affect the skills of a certain personality? And, if yes, what are the most common advantages and disadvantages that an employer is likely to face? Baby Boomers, Generation Y (Millennials), Generation X and Z. First of all, let’s take a closer look at the youngest group.
They were born between 1946 and 1964. Baby Boomers refer to the generation which was born after World War II, when a growth in birth took place. Now Baby Boomers are approaching the retirement age.
Born between 1965 and 1979. Together with Millennials, they are the biggest workforce now.
Millennials (Generation Y)
The vast majority of demographers claim the age of Millennials begin with the early 1980s and end in the middle of the 1990’s.
Millennials or Gen Y-ers are:
Generation Z can be defined as born from 1995 to 2012. They are the children of Gen X-ers and the successors of the Millennials. The oldest Gen Z-ers are currently graduating from colleges and they are looking for their first job.
Gen Z-ers are:
Famous Gen Z-er: Malala Yousafzai – a twenty-year-old Pakistani girl, feminist and activist. She was born in 1997 and it makes her the youngest Noble Prize laureate ever.
Every generation has its own unique characteristics and a separate list of advantages and disadvantages. Depending on a company’s profile, an employer should analyze which features will be the most valuable at a specific workplace. Whether if it’s a hard-working Baby Boomer, a narcissistic Millennial, an entrepreneurial Gen X-er or a recently graduated Gen Z-er, every person will surely represent its generation, but also their own traits of character and charisma. An employer should verify if a right person is fulfilling duties and an employee should do his best to unleash its personal potential in a certain workplace regardless of existing stereotypes.