|By Gilbert Boileau, Vice-Pr�ident, Qu�ec at Eagle|
- Never before has there been a workforce and workplace so diverse in race, gender, and ethnicity;
- We have four generations working side-by-side for the first time in history; and,
- All have unique experiences and attributes which influence their attitudes towards work.
- Seniors/Veterans: born between 1920 and 1945 are loyal, respect authority, appreciate discipline and hard work, are more formal and are able to wait for rewards. While most of them are retired, the one who are still in the workforce value structure, commitment, conformity and responsibility.
- Baby-Boomers: born between 1946 and 1964, are competitive and think workers should pay their dues. They are independent, work long hours to get ahead and struggle with work-life balance. They are sometimes called the "Me" generation.
- Gen Xers: born between 1962 and 1977, are more likely to be skeptical and independent-minded. They are techno-literate and are sometimes called the "Not impressed" generation.
- Gen Ys (also known as Millennials): born in 1978 or later and like teamwork, feedback and technology. They are more impatient and independent.