A motivated workforce is crucial for an organization's success. To keep morale high, make sure your jobs, perks and compensation systems meet employees' needs, says Ivonne Chirino-Klevans, program director of international programs at Walden University. And those needs aren't uniform across generations, she says. Baby boomers are looking for training and development, while Gen-Xers need family-friendly workplaces and Gen Y wants great role models.

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