By: Christina Fabugais, Marketing Manager, Contingent Workforce Solutions
On Tuesday we took a look at the rise of the baby boom generation as contingent workers. Today I thought I would flip the switch and discuss with you my thoughts on Generation Y as contingent workers.
Speaking as a Gen Yer (and obviously a completely unbiased perspective) here are just a few reasons why I think that today’s new generation of workers fits the mould of contingent workers perfectly:
Mobile – Armed with my smart phone, laptop and tablet I can essentially work from anywhere at any time.
Multi-Taskers – I can write a blog, text, schedule a meeting and eat a sandwich…all at the same time.
Quick Learners – Perhaps with the help of video games, the internet, Gen Y’s have been classically conditioned to process information faster than generations before us.
Commitment Phobes – Let’s face it, Gen Y’s can’t stay in one place for an extended period of time…we like to gain as much experience as possible then move on.
Tech Saavy – We’re a generation that live our lives on Facebook and Twitter, never take more than 2 steps without our smart phone in hand, and trust Google search more than our mothers…need I say more?
At both ends of the spectrum baby boomers and Gen Y’s are an excellent example of how and why contingent workers are on the rise. Both generations provide relevant skill sets and enjoy the type of lifestyle that aligns with today’s fast paced and agile work environment.