As Generation Y enters the workforce, they do so with a different set of values, a different concept of work ethic and a different global perspective than preceding generations. Deloitte Consulting’s Leah Reynolds has been mapping these differences with a set of surveys, the latest of which focuses on the public sector. CivSource spoke with Ms. Reynolds about why new talent has looked towards the public sector for employment, how government can attract and use Generation Y workers and how agencies can initiate a meaningful knowledge transfer from one generation of workers to the next.
Deloitte Consulting continues their survey of young professionals in the workforce with a look at “Generation Y” employees in state government. In particular, the latest survey compares Gen Y workers in government with their private sector counterparts. The survey finds that Gen Yers are motivated by factors beyond monetary gain and that state governments have a tremendous opportunity to tap eager Gen Y talent to make government more responsive, collaborative and efficient.