Put Me in Coach”: 5 Ways to Effectively Get Your Gen Y Employees to Perform

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“Put Me In coach”: 5 Ways to Effectively Get Your Gen Y Employees to Perform

“Put Me In coach”: 5 Ways to Effectively Get Your Gen Y Employees to Perform Karen Burrola
MLOS 517 HR Management
Professor Rose Murillo

“Put Me In coach”: 5 Ways to Effectively Get Your Gen Y Employees to Perform

Every Generation is known for their specific characteristics and abilities. Baby Boomers are known as individuals who question authority, Gen Xers are Independent and socially responsible and then there is the most recently emerged Adult Generation, Gen Y. Gen Yers are highly socialized, tech savvy, and require work-life balance; they are also the newest members of the workforce. Having been born in the early 80s – early 90s, most are now in their 20s to early 30s and making an impact on business and the workforce of the world. Alexia Vernon, a certified coach with the International coach federation (ICF) says that the key to successful employees is to have conversations that lead to results or quite simply, to coach your new hires (Vernon, p.1). In thee article, “Put Me In coach”: 5 Ways to Effectively Get Your Gen Y Employees to Perform. Vernon describes various ways on how to get the most out of the newly emerged Gen Y employees.

Innovation and creativity are driving forces in any dynamic and successful organization. As young employees entering the workforce, Gen Y’ers have the ability to see things differently and try to invoke the change need to keep companies thriving. Onboarding new young professionals to peak performance requires everyone involved with their success– from hiring manager to trainer to direct supervisor – to meet young new hires where they are and co-create solutions in order to take them where they need to be. (Vernon, p.1) Managers have the responsibility to help guide talent in the right direction. Coaching new and existing employees is not always an easy task. Problems can occur since it is likely...
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