Millennials (the twenty-somethings and younger generation dubbed Gen Y) are having trouble getting jobs because they lack basic communication skills and professional etiquette.
Their social networks “skills” on Facebook and Twitter have not translated well in the workplace. They can text but not write in complete sentences or professionally.
During job interviews millennials appear arrogant and self-important. They also use slang and casual language, respond to text messages, answer phone calls, and bring their parents or pets with them to the interview.
The millennial “worker” has entered the workforce, and employers are alarmed by their lack of professionalism and sense of entitlement; yet to co-exist, they must adapt to this challenging new generation of workers.
The two-hour show aired Tuesday Feb.11, 2014. TMR was broadcast live M-F from 10:00 am – noon on channel 2.