Generation YZ - More Insights

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Jeremy McQuigge builds on his presentation from Innovation Case Jam and his article Insights into Generation Y: 5 Key Thoughts for Developing Engagement. This presentation will open the doors for questions, comments and a sharing of success strategies that we (Algonquin College) plan to capture, share and build on.

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Generation YZ - More Insights

  1. 1. GENERATION YZ – MORE INSIGHTS hosted by: Jeremy McQuigge, Student Transition Coordinator
  2. 2. Who am I? • I am a Millennial/Gen-Y/Echo Boomer (1982-1995) • February 22, 1985 • Eldest of 6 children who are all Gen Ys • Student Transition Coordinator, Academic Partnerships • Ontario Coordinator & Canadian Network Chair, National Orientation Directors Association
  3. 3. Some Fast Facts on both Y & Z Generation Y Born 1982–1995 At Algonquin 81% of population (est.) Needs to know the why or value of a task, course, etc. Hyper-confident but hyper-confused about the options.“ strong sense of civic duty, adept with modern technology, and great at teamwork“ 70 million Generation Y employees Generation Z Born 1995 – 2010/12 More individualistic / Self directed then Gen Y Academically proud Parents are advisors to this generation
  4. 4. Strategies for engagement… FROM CLASSROOM TO WORKPLACE
  5. 5. 5 Practical Tips for Gen Y & Gen Z Teachers • Never humiliate a student in public. • Avoid making assumptions - get the Director of Faith and Ministry factual details! Robin Cox robinandjane@sctelco.net.au • Always respect cultural values St Paul's School is an Anglican co • Return written and project work Educational school educating promptly. Students from Prep to Year 12. Located in Brisbane, Queensland. • Use class situations to teach life skills
  6. 6. Working With Generation Y and Z Not The Same Old Work Ethic • Their motto: Work to live, not live to work. A New Way Of Thinking • Gen Z makes for very productive workers if you can keep them stimulated… Loyalty: A Thing Of The Past • Z workers may come to distrust corporations as a whole. Recruiting The Next Generations • Bonuses such as time-off as reward, tuition reimbursement and employee recognition are some of the ways companies are luring in these sought after employees. Kelly is the world’s largest scientific staffing provider and it ranks among the leaders in IT, engineering, and financial staffing. http://www.kellyservices.ca/eprise/main/web/us/h_manager/articles_sept07_generation
  7. 7. Insights into Generation Y: 5 Key Thoughts for Developing Engagement 1. Gen Y students are not gifted at multitasking 2. There is a clear ideology about the work/life balance 3. The WHY or “Value” defines whether or not engagement will occur 4. Every aspect of the request must be held in “Context” of the proposed value 5. Engagement is ever changing and is unique to the individual and their situation
  8. 8. Jeremy McQuigge Contact Info Student Transition Coordinator Office of Academic Partnerships Algonquin College 1385 Woodroffe Ave. Ottawa Ontario Canada K2G 1V8 mcquigj@algonquincollege.com Twitter: www.twitter.com/JeremyMcQuigge Facebook: www.facebook.com/jmcquigge
  9. 9. QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS
  10. 10. Building on our own internal strengths… SHARING OF SUCCESS STRATEGIES
  11. 11. Moving forward… SHOULD THE DISCUSSION CONTINUE?

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