The Effect of Changes on Management of Generation Y Employees: A Study Case of Poland

Izabela Bednarska-Wnuk


The generation that operates in the labor market nowadays is the subject of scientific inquiry for some time. This is the generation Y. Undoubtedly, their functioning was influenced by a number of changes that shaped their values and attitudes towards work and determined their system of needs and aspirations. These include mainly changes related to socio-economic transitions, the sphere of employment and the changes arising from the nature and essence of work and the paradigm shift regarding norms and values. The generation Y is most often considered through the prism of homogeneous characteristics, without including the socio-cultural context. Taking this into account, the paper focuses on the generation Y that comes from Poland and it attempts to answer the question of actions that should be taken in the area of selection, motivation and promotion of people representing this generation. In view of the above aim, firstly, the most important symptomatic changes affecting this generation were identified, then an overview of Polish research on expectations of Gen Y of work was presented and, finally, conclusions relevant for the management of these individuals were formulated.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n21p141

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