Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees Can Save You Money and Grow Your Business [NOOK Book]

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Generation Y—sometimes called Millennials—are the fastest growing segment in America's workforce. Almost 80 million strong, they already comprise the entire 18-to-32 demographic. Along with their ever-present cell phones and new definition of "business casual," they bring tremendous potential to the workplace (just ask, they'll tell you). However, Generation Y's approach to employment can make them a challenge for managers and executives to attract, retain, motivate, and ...
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Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees Can Save You Money and Grow Your Business

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Overview

Generation Y—sometimes called Millennials—are the fastest growing segment in America's workforce. Almost 80 million strong, they already comprise the entire 18-to-32 demographic. Along with their ever-present cell phones and new definition of "business casual," they bring tremendous potential to the workplace (just ask, they'll tell you). However, Generation Y's approach to employment can make them a challenge for managers and executives to attract, retain, motivate, and develop.

In Y-Size Your Business, Jason Ryan Dorsey—The Gen Y Guy®—shows you why embracing Gen Y employees gives you an immediate competitive advantage and positions your business for long-term growth. In today's economy, the opportunity Gen Y presents has never been more attractive. Gen Y is cost-effective to employ, brings a timely skill set to the workplace, and wants to make a difference from their first day of employment.

A member of Gen Y himself, Dorsey gives you an insider's perspective on how these career starters and young professionals think and act. He then reveals a step-by-step methodology for attracting, retaining, and motivating productive, high-performing Gen Y employees—and how to do so without investing a lot of time or money. To make the methodology easy to implement, Dorsey includes more than fifty inexpensive, ready-to-use strategies that deliver fast, measurable results.

Companies that wisely choose to embrace Gen Y employees today will be well positioned to navigate the global economy tomorrow. Not only will these companies benefit from the talents and ambitions of Gen Y—they'll also benefit from Gen Y's increasing economic influence and massive social networks.

Based on Dorsey's frontline work with business leaders around the world—as a keynote speaker, consultant, and generational expert—Y-Size Your Business presents precisely the solutions you need to make the most of a generation growing in importance and ready to make an impact on your bottom line right away (and blog about it!).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470583371
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Series: Digital Field Guide Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 325,364
  • File size: 358 KB

Meet the Author

Jason Ryan Dorsey is an award-winning entrepreneur and an acclaimed keynote speaker often referred to as "The Gen Y Guy"®. He has been featured as a Generation Y expert on 60 Minutes, 20/20, the Today show, and The View, as well as in Fortune magazine.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Hiring Gen Y Makes Dollars and Sense 1

Chapter 2 Behind the Scenes (and Screen Names) with Gen Y 13

Chapter 3 Four Generations, One Workplace, Lots of Issues 29

Chapter 4 An Overview on How to Y-Size Your Business 43

Chapter 5 What Gen Y Really Looks for in a Job 55

Chapter 6 Attract Quality Gen Y Employees Faster than Free Pizza at 2 am 65

Chapter 7 Day One Is All-Important 81

Chapter 8 Orientation: Confi rming Our Fit within Your Culture 91

Chapter 9 Keep Gen Y Engaged @ Work 105

Chapter 10 Develop Gen Y Talent by Making “Good Enough” Unacceptable 121

Chapter 11 Professionalism Is More than Bling 139

Chapter 12 Motivate Gen Y by NOT Giving Us a Trophy 155

Chapter 13 Retain Gen Y—and Our Enthusiasm 171

Chapter 14 Lead Me to Loyalty 189

Chapter 15 Build a Talent Pipeline Like American Idol 207

A Call to Action: Why Reach Out to Gen Y—Your Legacy and Opportunity 217

Acknowledgments 221

About the Author 223

Index 225

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