Thursday, July 16, 2009

Interesting read on Gen-Y

If you have been following this blog, you might have known that i have a keen interest on the Gen-Y workforce. I was reading http://www.zdnetasia.com/ this morning and i came across this study:

"Singapore's Gen Y respondents, aged between 18 and 29, placed greater importance on achieving better balance between work and social life than older respondents. About 71 percent of Gen Ys viewed it extremely important to have a good work-life balance, compared to 64 percent of Gen X workers, aged 30 to 47, and 59 percent of Baby Boomers, aged 48 to 65.

Across the age groups, fewer Gen Y respondents were happy with their current work-life balance than their seniors. About 51 percent of Gen Y respondents were satisfied with the work-life balance in their current jobs, compared to 59 percent of Gen X and 60 percent of Baby Boomers.

It is advised employers keen to attract and retain Gen Y talent that it is important to note attitudes and perceptions of Gen Y employees toward work-life balance.

"The line between work and personal life is blurring as employees are integrating information technology into their lives at many levels," he said. "Employers who use technology to enhance working arrangements are also likely to reap productivity benefits and to be seen as employers of choice.".
(source - zdnetasia.com)

Incase this is a blur, this article was a study on how mobile communications have helped work life balance. Read the rest here: http://www.zdnetasia.com/news/business/0,39044229,62056031,00.htm

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