Publication Date

Spring 2015


[Excerpt] Although the current generation is often panned as a “self-­‐absorbed”, the truth is that the millennial worker is motivated by the same incentives that motivated the previous two generations (Gen X, Baby Boomers). What differentiates millennials from preceding generations is their high level of technological awareness and the impact that has on their methods of working. They possess a keen understanding of the varied and emergent technologies, and are comfortable using social media and other technology platforms to work, research, collaborate and socialize.


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Wang, T., Rauen, P., & Subramanian, V. K. (2015). What motivates recent graduates to join high-tech companies?Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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