An interesting article in FT by Lucy Kellaway titled “Thrusting young careerists give the lie to ‘Generation Y‘” caught my attention – I disagree with several points that the author makes in the article, but it sure prompted me to think about what we look for in a job – after all the real war of the future will be the war for talent.
Here is my view of Generation Y. They are just like all the generations that went before, only they have got smoother skin and less experience and spend more time on Myspace. As employees they want the same things as everyone else: a good salary, interesting work and recognition. Any company that makes clear it is offering those things may find some genuine talent – young and not so young – comes knocking at its door.
I bet its not as simple as that. What DO we really look for in our jobs?