Talent pool


The picture isn’t complete without a discussion of the actual talent pool. This chapter discusses how the talent pool has evolved, why Gen X and Gen Y are different to baby boomers and what companies need to do to get them on board, retrain, retain and extract value for mutual benefit.

Key words

Generation y

Generation X

Baby Boomers


technology and gen y

Work motivation

Career aspiration

Leadership challenges

Generation X

‘Generation X’ or ‘Gen X’ is the term coined by Jane Deverson, who conducted a survey of British youths in 1964. While the term Gen X can be used to describe a wide group of people, it has come to be universally accepted that members of this generation belong to the group of people born ...

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