The youngest members of the workforce... are less loyal, more liable to change employer, and are... the first generation who regard themselves as "purchasers or consumers" of work, rather than employees in the more traditional sense. --Margaret Kirby of the recruiting firm, The i Group
One of the most vexing decisions faced by young people entering the workforce--"Who will hire me?"--is fading away.
In its place, a new generation is demanding of potential employers, "Why should I work for you?" Employers are beginning to respond with more flexible policies and adaptable workplaces. At the same time they try to please these new workers, companies are being squeezed from the other side by better informed and more demanding customers.
This is more evidence that the linear supply-and-demand model we grew up with is turning on itself.