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Generation Y refers to people born during the 1980s and early 1990s. The name is based on Generation X, the generation that preceded them. Generation Y members are also know as Millenials, Echo Boomers and the Net Generation.

Articles tagged Generation Y

Annual Coaching Research Conference: Presentation Notes

As you may be aware, in January I presented the findings of my research on the quarter-life crisis at the 8th Annual Coaching and Mentoring Research Conference. You can view the Prezi presentation that I used here and this blog post accompanies this presentation as it might not make much sense on its own. 


‘Managing Generation Y in the Workplace’ Workshop

Event Date: 17th September 2013  |  Event Times: 17:00—18:30

Event Location: The Hubworking Centre, 9-11 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0BD (nearest tube station: Victoria)

By attending this workshop, managers will gain specialist knowledge of what quarter-lifers (18-35 year olds) need from them, plus solutions and tools to manage, develop and retain their quarter-life workforce more effectively.


LSE Debate: Baby Boomers on Trial

Event Date: 28th February 2014  |  Event Times: 18:00—20:30

Event Location: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE campus

The post-war generation stands accused of wrecking the world for the generations that follow them. It is those younger people - the victims of this excess - who are the prosecuting authorities in this unique legal proceedings. 


‘Managing Generation Y in the Workplace’ Workshop

Event Date: 13th May 2014  |  Event Times: 09:00—10:30

Event Location: Impact Hub, King's Cross, London

By attending this workshop, you will gain expert knowledge of what employees in their 20s and early 30s (often referred to as Quarter-Lifers or Generation Y) really need from you as their manager or HR/Training Department.


‘Managing Generation Y in the Workplace’ Workshop

Event Date: 17th March 2015  |  Event Times: 09:00—11:00

Event Location: The Office Group, 24 Greville Street, Farringdon, London, EC1N 8SS

Attend this workshop in order to gain expert knowledge of what employees in their 20s and early 30s (often referred to as Millennials, Quarter-Lifers or Generation Y) really want and need from you as their manager or HR/Training Department.


KPMG 2020: Five Generations in the Workplace

Event Date: 8th October 2015  |  Event Times: 12:00—13:00

Event Location: KPMG offices, Canary Wharf

For Inclusion Week, KPMG put on this event looking at the diversity challenges a multi-generational workforce presents. Alice was invited to sit on the expert panel, which looked at how best to manage the five generations set to reach the workplace in 2020.


Generation Y: 6 Key Facts

Yesterday I sat as part of an expert panel at a Diversity & Inclusion event KPMG put on looking at the challenges ‘Five Generations in the Workplace’ will create for organisations in the near future. I was invited to take part in order to share my experiences of career coaching individuals in their 20s/early 30s (known as Generation Y or Millennials), and also my own perspectives as a member of Generation Y. In this post, I share the 6 key facts we all need to know about Generation Y.


Fettes College Alumni ‘Get Work Ready’ Workshop

Event Date: 21st October 2015  |  Event Times: 13:30—17:30

Event Location: Liverpool Street, London

Alice co-facilitated this workshop for recent graduates of the Fettes College Alumni network. The afternoon aimed to introduce these graduates to what they might want from their careers, what to expect from the workplace, and how to 'Get Work Ready.'


Video: Meet Alice

This is a short video I made introducing myself and what I do as a Career/Life Coach. Have a watch if you'd like to find out more about coaching and what to expect from working with me.


Business in the Community’s ‘Generations at Work’ seminar

Event Date: 8th December 2015  |  Event Times: 12:00—16:00

Event Location: MOD, Whitehall, London

Alice joins the expert panel at this event run by the Business in the Community 'Age at Work' campaign. When it comes to the different generations at work, do you need different management techniques for millennials? How do you respond as Baby Boomers start to redefine retirement? This event is an opportunity to hear from thought leaders in the field, and take part in facilitated discussions with companies who have started to lead the way. 


Managing Millennials: Key Tips

Having coached hundreds and hundreds of Millennials over the years, I have a pretty clear sense of what frustrates this generation about their jobs, so much so that they’re considering leaving, or even completely changing career, as a result. As the saying goes, “people don’t leave bad jobs, they leave bad managers” and I completely agree. Here are 7 key tips for managing Millennials in the workplace.


The Quarter Life Crisis

The Quarter Life Crisis describes the anxious transition those in their 20s and 30s often experience when they start to question who they are and what they want from the rest of their lives. It often prompts the need for a career change but few know what they want to do instead.


LBC Interview on Millennial Inheritance Boom

Recent research conducted by the Resolution Foundation suggests that Millennials are set to enjoy the biggest inheritance boom of any post-war generation. I was kindly invited on to Andrew Castle’s LBC breakfast show this morning to discuss the findings, and what benefits this might bring for those currently in their 20s and 30s.


How to Change Career in 2018

I read this morning that the average person will change career 5-7 times during their working life. If you’ve decided that this is the year that you finally ditch that job you hate, then here are five steps to help you on your way to changing career in 2018.


Alice Stapleton

About Alice

Alice coaches those who want to change career but don’t know what they want to do instead. She offers Career Coaching designed to help graduates, early career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it.