What is the big deal about a new generation of workers joining the workforce? Generation Y is here already and building steam as an employment force every day. The big deal is that over the next 15 to 20 years, they will become the majority generational group in the workforce. The popular press has many "experts" who claim that it boils down to the age-old "generation gap" and that things will even themselves out.
Generation Y, the twentysomethings of the population, are starting to enter the workforce. This is creating a big stir in companies and organizations. Many businesses are finding out that the way they are used to doing things doesn't work for these new recruits. And because these employees represent such a large section of the workforce now and into the future, they are starting to worry about the changes they may have to make to accommodate them.