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Managing the New Workforce

Managing the New Workforce

International Perspectives on the Millennial Generation

Edited by Eddy S. Ng, Sean Lyons and Linda Schweitzer

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.


Edited by Eddy Ng, Sean Lyons and Linda Schweitzer

Subjects: business and management, human resource management


Managing the New Workforce NG (New Workforce) 9780857933003 PRINT.indd i 03/10/2012 09:59 NG (New Workforce) 9780857933003 PRINT.indd ii 03/10/2012 09:59 Managing the New Workforce International Perspectives on the Millennial Generation Edited by Eddy S. Ng Dalhousie University, Canada Sean T. Lyons University of Guelph, Canada Linda Schweitzer Carleton University, Canada Edward Elgar Cheltenham, UK • Northampton, MA, USA NG (New Workforce) 9780857933003 PRINT.indd iii 03/10/2012 09:59

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