Publication Date

Spring 2014


According to U.S. Census Data, each year 1 million Millennials enter the workforce; nearly 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be Millennials by 2020. Characterized as remarkably different from Baby Boomers, Gen Y is facing many challenges when it comes to leadership roles. Gen Y leaders are expected to refocus organizations as global forces, develop cultural intelligence, develop strategic thinking and decision-making intelligence, and nurture long-term collaboration.2 Development programs specifically designed for Millennials are necessary to fill the gaps, and are powerful tools for attracting and retaining top young professionals.


Suggested Citation
Stahno, J., & Yang, J. (2014). Are there any best practices for developing Gen Y/young professionals? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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