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Managing the New Workforce
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Managing the New Workforce

International Perspectives on the Millennial Generation

9781782540328 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Eddy S. Ng, Smith Professor in Equity and Inclusion in Business, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University, Sean Lyons, Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Management, University of Guelph and Linda Schweitzer, Associate Professor of Management and Strategy, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada
Publication Date: 2014 ISBN: 978 1 78254 032 8 Extent: 336 pp
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.

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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.
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Contributors: J. Alves, S.L. Arnold, H. Breitsohl, J.P. Briscoe, P. Caligiuri, S.M. Campbell, K. Chudzikowski, S. Colakoglu, R. De Cooman, J.J. Deal, N. Dries, W.A. Gentry, L.M. Graves, C. Guo, L.M. Hite, K. Inelmen, B. Kowske, S.T. Lyons, E. Martins, N. Martins, K.S. McDonald, E.S. Ng, E. Parry, E.T. Porschitz, R. Rasch, M. Ruderman, S. Ruhle, L. Schweitzer, Y. Shen, S. Stawiski, J. Taylor, J.M. Twenge, J. Unite, D. Uygur, T.J. Weber, S. Yue, I.U. Zeytinoglu
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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 José 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

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