The topic of millennials in the global workforce is certainly not new, but it remains a demographic group that continues to draw a lot of interest and discussion.
We now find millennials being an integral part of the conversation and not just the subject of others’ scrutiny. There is little doubt that the number of millennial assignees in the global workforce is rapidly increasing. Almost as rapidly, global mobility policies and programs are being updated to accommodate the changes that this generation requires.
Whether you call them millennials or Gen Y, individuals born between 1980 and 2000 will soon be the biggest demographic workforce in modern times. In less than five years they will represent 70% of the global workforce according to Price Waterhouse Coopers’ recent Millennials at Work research findings. In some countries (i.e. Vietnam) and for some high-tech industries, this demographic is already in the vast majority.
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