The Multigenerational Workforce


Who can say they have all 5 generations working together?

The workforce population is now the most diverse it has ever been in present times. The generational mix of the current personnel includes up to five different generations. This includes:

  • The Silent Generation (born between 1928-45)
  • The Baby Boomers (born between 1946-64)
  • The generation X (born between 1965-1980)
  • Millennials or Generation Y (born between 1981-96)
  • The newest generation, Generation Z (born since 1997)

Each of these generations has unique expectations from their professional and personal lives. They bring different life experiences, ideas, perspectives, voices and skill sets to a company where they can learn from each other.

Employers, HR managers, and people in leadership positions should be aware of the attributes and abilities of each generation, giving their companies a more diverse, efficient and positive moral impression. Leaders could use different strategies that cater to, and celebrate employees of every generation.