This Payscale Chart Examines Gen Y in the Workplace

By: Shiori Mine - Published: • References: payscale and visual.ly
The Gen Y in the Workplace infographic by PayScale examines how this upcoming generation differs from the rest of the pack. Generation Y, also referred to as Millennials, includes those born during the mid 80s and beyond.

This young generation is one of the fastest-growing groups identified in the current workforce. They are tenacious, tech-savvy and focused on obtaining achievements when it comes to the workplace. Gen Y has been criticized for having a short attention span, as the median years spent with an employer is just two. This can also be seen in their outlooks on education, with only 1.7% having obtained a Ph.D. Despite these criticisms, Gen Y demonstrates a strong entrepreneurial spirit, with 47% preferring smaller startup-like companies. This attribute is critical with job markets slumping and innovative businesses constantly emerging.

Learn more about the characteristics of Gen Y in the Workplace with this eye-opening infographic.