Building Generational Bridges
There is some disagreement about what age group defines the the Millennial generation, however, we think of generations in these terms: Millennials as those born between 1980 and 2000; Gen Xers, between 1965 and 1979; and Baby Boomers, between 1946 and 1964. But there is no dispute regarding the negative perceptions about Millennials in the workforce.
Time Magazine claims they are the "Me, Me, Me" generation, and according to a Pew Study, Millennials are less likely to be employed (63%) than Gen Xers (70%) or Boomers (66%) had been at the same age. Bruce Tulgan, of Rainmaker Thinking, a firm specializing in generational research, says, "this is the most high-maintenance workforce in the history of the world."
Wall Street Journal reported on a York College survey of roughly 400 human resource professionals that confirmed this trend is worsening with time. A third of their respondents said professionalism had dropped, 45% that work ethics had worsened and 52% that new hires displayed an entitled attitude. Employers are reporting difficulty integrating this generation into the workplace.
Our Mission is to overcome negative Millennial stereotypes by preparing women for the workforce. We are responding to employer demand for better soft skills, leadership skills and critical thinking capabilities. Living Vicky provides unique, career-oriented mentoring and workshops for Metro DC area women based on the best aspects of this generation: Vision, Integrity, Caring, Knowledge and Youthful Energy!
At Living Vicky, we:
- Provide tools employers need to to utilize the full potential their Millennial staff
- Prepare Millennial women for the realistic challenges and expectations of the working world
Why We Focus on Millennial Women
Nearly half of all Americans aged 18–29 earn under the poverty line. College graduates have more debt than ever. The recession hit Millennials the hardest, who report losing more jobs than any other generation because of the economic downturn.
It's worse for young women. The gap between men and women with full-time employment is largest at this age, and those women who are employed, are earning less than their male counterparts.