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Gen Y: Time sink?

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SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Smartbrief on Workforce — tracks feedback from leading managers and HR practitioners. We run the poll question each Wednesday in our e-newsletter and feature analysis from Lance Haun, vice president of outreach for MeritBuilder, the main guy over at and a member of the SmartBrief on Workforce Advisory Board on this blog.

Last week’s poll question: Does Generation Y get more attention in the workforce at the expense of other generations?

  • Yes, 62.%
  • No, 38%

“At almost every conference a person goes to, they hear about Generation Y and how to adapt to them. I have to wonder if by focusing so much on one generation, we lose sight of the fact that our job is to hire, motivate and engage our entire workforce as well. People on the tail end of the baby boomer generation will be working another 20 years.” — Lance Haun