For years we’ve heard a Paul Revere-type warning: The millennials are coming! The millennials are coming! Indeed they are here, pushing aside boomers and Gen Xers this year as the largest generation in the labor force. Predictions are that in five years, they will comprise more than half the workforce.
While their impact may have been initially muted by the after-effects of the 2008 recession, our adult children are making their mark in the workplace as the economy rebounds, with seemingly every move documented by the media. With Labor Day just behind us, here’s a roundup of advice on handling the millennial onslaught, whether they are our bosses, colleagues or staffers.