Every so often I write a post on the Elevated HR blog that I think relates to my personal blog followers. This is one of them.
By Jillian Walker, Vice President, Client Experience of Elevated HR Solutions
Labeling employees in the workplace… we all do it, yet we all hate it. Take the title of this post for example. Branding myself as a Gen Y makes it easier to differentiate Michelle and my thoughts.
Late last week I was asked to write an article on “Gen Y” for an online HR publication. I was immediately unsure how I would write it and asked for clarification on the topic. Nope, no help, just write something on Gen Y.
I often refer to myself as Gen Y, because I am so close to fitting the description. But others who are exactly the same generation as me, and even the same birth year, do not fit it. It’s to the detriment of leaders in the workforce to ‘brand’ their staff as any generation.
People are different — and that is what we should love about them.
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Do you refer to yourself as Gen Y, Gen X, Boomer etc?
I’d love to know your thoughts!