There are two dominant veins of thought about Generation Y that have garnered a lot of media interest in the past several months. PayScale's data reveals that these two perspectives don't necessarily have to be mutually exclusive and that, sometimes, data-driven stories are just as complicated as the humans they're based on.
Mashable reports that 144.8 billion emails are sent each day. On bad days, it can feel like most of those are being sent to you, from the boss, with a red flag on top.
PayScale's Generations at Work data package examined the commuting habits of Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby Boomers, and discovered that, when it comes to getting to work, the generations have more in common than you might think.
Forget wrath, sloth, and greed -- the workplace has its own deadly sins, according to career experts at The Sydney Morning Herald. Their list of unforgivable office transgressions is food for thought for any working person.
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?
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