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INTRODUCTIONWhen a new generation of employees enter the workforce, they bring a lot ofattributes with them that vary from those preceding them. Most of the time variousgenerations of employees have to work together under same organization or firm, this createsdiversity within the organization which can be very uplifting for the firm. However, newgeneration of employees come with their own way of approaching problems and they havetheir own methodology about how tasks are to be approached, and the system that they bringalong with them is always slightly different from those preceding them, therefore, differentgenerations having different ways of approaching problems also creates conflict at theworkplace. Among all the active generations, Generation Y is the latest cohort to enter theworkforce. Generation Y, also known as millennial are a group of people born between theyear 1980 and 2000, they are the generation that precedes Generation Z and followsGeneration X. Most of Generation Y are in their late teens, their twenties or their earlythirties, and employing them is one of the biggest challenges that managers and firms arefacing (John, Mary & Jacinta, 2014).There are many factors that makes hiring Generation Y achallenging task comparing to Generation X, such as overuse of technology, work attitude,work ambition and job satisfaction. This literature review discusses Generation Y and thefactors behind their lack of motivation towards their job. This review also discusses theattributes that Generation Y has that generates challenges for managers and organizationswithin their respective workforce. CHARACTERSTICS OF GENERATION YDefining each characteristics of Gen Y is a challenge in itself as they are known to be themost versatile and diverse cohort amongst all the active generations in the present workforce.This generation of workers have attributes that make them stand out from rest of their co-workers, however, some of their attributes can also drag them down in their respectiveworkplace (Uloop, Inc., 2014). Generation Y in most cases are known to be technologicallysavvy and are known for adapting into a new virtual interface in a short period of timecomparing to other generations. They are also ambitious, confident, good team players andfamily-oriented generations (Nuriye, Hilal & Seda, 2018). This generation prefers to workvirtually rather than physically as most of them prefer to and are also trained to rely ontechnology to accomplish any given task. Relying on technology can have negative impact ontheir career as they might not be chosen for reputed physical work.
Generation Y show a different attitude and have different perspective about the job that theydo. In comparison to other generations, they prefer meaningful work with a solid learning

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