Millennials, the latest generation to enter the global workforce, are changing the face of employment. This volume represents the most up-to-date research on the changes and issues from an international cast of generational researchers. Shifting demographics around the world have created a unique historical phenomenon in which a large cohort of employees (i.e., post-war Baby Boomers) are nearing retirement, and a new cadre of younger workers are being recruited to replace them. These twenty-something year-olds, often referred to as 'Gen Y' or Millennials, represent the workforce of the future and come with their own set of expectations, demands, and work habits. The contributors to this volume, drawn from countries around the world, document the cultural, historical, and social context surrounding this phenomenon. The international perspective makes it possible to examine cross-cultural similarities and differences in HRM practices. This timely book provides an understanding of the new workforce in multiple countries and settings and a valuable reference as scholars and employers seek to understand the values, beliefs, and expectations of the next generation of workers.
While scholars and instructors will find this book indispensable, the book will also have implications for domestic and multinational employers, managers, HR practitioners, and career counselors.
Contents: Preface 1. Who are the Millennials? Empirical Evidence for Generational Differences in Work Values, Attitudes and Personality Jean M. Twenge and Stacy M. Campbell 2. Public Service Motivation and Work Preferences of the Millennials in Australia Jeannette Taylor 3. Attracting Generation Y: How Work Values Predict Organizational Attraction in Graduating Students in Belgium Rein De Cooman and Nicky Dries 4. Generational Career Shift: Millennials and the Changing Nature of Careers in Canada Sean T. Lyons, Eddy S. Ng and Linda Schweitzer 5. 'Going through the Mist': Early Career Transitions of Chinese Millennial Returnees Emily T. Porschitz, Chun Guo and Jose Alves 6. Differences in Work-related Attitudes between Millennials and Generation X: Evidence from Germany Heiko Breitsohl and Sascha Ruhle 7. Perceptions of Age Diversity in Singapore: Implications for Managing a Diverse Workforce Stewart L. Arnold and Samantha Yue 8. Assessing Millennials in the South African Work Context Nico Martins and Ellen Martins 9. Are Millennials a Different Breed? Turkish Hospitality Sector Frontline Employees' Intention to Stay Kivanc Inelmen, Isik U. Zeytinoglu and Duygu Uygur 10. Career Counseling for Millennials: Practioners' Perspectives Linda M. Hite and Kimberly S. McDonald 11. Will Millennials Save the World through Work? International Generational Differences in the Relative Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics to Turnover Intentions Rena Rasch and Brenda Kowske 12. Career Success in the Younger Generation Emma Parry, Julie Unite, Katharina Chudzikowski, Jon P. Briscoe and Yan Shen 13. Cultural Influences on Millennial MBA Students' Career Goals: Evidence from 23 Countries Saba Colakoglu and Paula Caligiuri 14. Perceptions of Authority and Leadership: A Cross-national, Cross-generational Investigation Jennifer J. Deal, Sarah Stawiski, Laura M. Graves, William A. Gentry, Marian Ruderman and Todd J. Weber Index
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