Training Industry Quarterly - Summer 2013 - (Page 35)

MEETING THE NEEDS OF GEN Y LEARNERS B Y Generation Y, also known as the millennial generation, has joined the workforce over the last decade. The Y’s are the largest employee group in U.S. history, some 70 million strong born between 1980 and 1995. They represent an even larger proportion of the population globally. And, the large size of this generational cohort means that they will have a significant influence on the world of work, including the way we approach learning. Individuals are shaped by experiences they have as pre- and early teenagers. T A M A R A J . E R I C K S O N Members of this generation wrestled with the implications of events occurring in the mid-1990s through much of the 2000s. The interpretations they drew influenced what they came to value, how they measure success, whom they trust, and the priorities they set for their own lives. The habits and preferences they developed now influence their learning needs in the workplace. left Y’s with a conceptual model of a random world – one in which something unexpected could happen to anyone at any time. As a result, living life to the fullest today has become an important and understandable priority for many Y’s. This sense of immediacy and living in the moment will be the single most salient characteristic defining this generation throughout its existence. Y’s formative years were dominated by escalating terrorism and school violence. These acts, unpredictable and inexplicable, In contrast to the external world, and perhaps in part because of it, Y’s were blessed with an almost cocoon level of Training Industry Quarterly, Summer 2013 / A Training Industry, Inc. magazine / 35

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Training Industry Quarterly - Summer 2013
From Where I Sit: Talent Management: An Emerging Business Strategy
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Guest Editor: Lessons from Shakespeare
Beyond Training
Dealing with Trust Issues
Younger Boss, Older Worker
Four Skills Needed in the Future Workplace
Survive & Thrive with Performance Support
How to Optimize Behavior Change for Business Impact
Addressing the Skilled Trade Crisis
Cultural Differences in Training
Gender Communication in the Workplace
Meeting the Needs of Gen Y Learners
A Leaders 'Crashless' Course: Helping Employees Drive Career Development
DeVry: Growing Talent with Blended Learning Solutions
Live Face-to-Face Training Still Leads the Way
Tweet Suite
Company News

Training Industry Quarterly - Summer 2013