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Generation Y Brings New Demands to the Workplace

Are the Demanding Descriptions of Gen Y Accurate?

New surveys and conversations among human resources execs make it seem like employees under the age of 29 (also known as Millenials and Gen Y) are a bratty bunch. A new CareerBuilder survey shows that we supposedly expect our employers to provide more benefits and other perks than our older colleagues — namely, better pay, a flexible work schedule and company-provided BlackBerrys and cell phones. Additionally, 87 percent of hiring managers say we exhibit a sense of entitlement that older generations don’t.


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