Gen Yers are getting a slower start on their careers, thanks to a soft economy and a changing professional landscape. A recent report finds that these delays have far-reaching impacts for younger workers, who may hit the sweet spot in their careers later than previous generations.
A recent Gallup poll found that 70 percent of American workers are disengaged from their work. All that not-caring has high costs for both the economy and for individual businesses.
Millennials are more likely to have to move back home with their parents after starting their careers than previous generations. Almost 28 percent of Gen Y workers have been forced to move in with their folks, due to financial hardship, according to data gathered for PayScale's Generations at Work study.
Treadmill desks have been touted as the answer to everything from inactivity-induced heart disease and diabetes to late-afternoon productivity dips. But is it really possible to exercise and do high-quality work at the same time?
Does when you were born influence your career? Recent data suggests it might. PayScale's second annual Generations at Work data package compares career trends among Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Gen Y workers.
Companies like Yahoo! and HP are either canceling or severely curtailing their work-at-home policies, which leaves some former WAHers struggling to adapt to the office environment.
The Department of Labor released the September jobs report yesterday, and the bottom line is that while unemployment is down (7.2 percent, as opposed to 7.3 in August), hiring appears to have slowed. The economy added 148,000 jobs last month, down from 193,000 for August.
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