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20th June 2008

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The Times, 12th June

Keep it to yourself

Anybody who has ever had fun knows that drunken pranks need to be captured on camera and posted on the internet for posterity. Equally, anyone who plans to get a job knows that such photographs cannot be in any way linked with his or her name - Google-happy recruiters might not fall into the "has ever had fun" category, after all... http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/career_and_jobs/graduate_management/article4111901.ece

Generational demands are a common theme in the news today. The Times explores stereotypes within the workplace, suggesting that Generation Y workers are distinguished by their technical expertise and work-life balance priorities. The piece goes on to explain that employers are rethinking traditional career development to keep graduates happy and the best ways to connect with them.

The Times, 19th June

The generation game: do young employees work differently? Grey-haired hiring managers are reportedly getting fed up with sprightly graduates coming into the workplace with a shopping list of demands. Generation Y workers - loosely defined as those born after 1982 - are not merely grateful to pick up a pay cheque; they are keen to dictate the way that they work. But is labelling individuals in this way useful? Generation Y has a distinctive profile in the workplace...