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Capturing Talent: Generation Y and European Labor Markets

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  • GAYLE ALLARD

    ()
    (Instituto de Empresa)

  • CRISTINA SIMON

    ()
    (Instituto de Empresa)

  • RAQUEL MARTIN

    ()
    (Instituto de Empresa)

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    Abstract

    This study explores the challenge of capturing talent from both the political and the management level in Western Europe. It begins by identifying the special characteristics of Generation Y: those born since 1980 and recently joining national labor forces. It then evaluates the rigidity of labor markets in the European countries, dividing them into most and least regulated and exploring some of the labor-market characteristics that accompany those extremes. Finally, it identifies the employment aspirations of Generation Y, and contrasts them with the realities of young workers on national job markets.

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    Paper provided by Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment in its series Working Papers Economia with number wp07-15.

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    Length: 28 pages
    Date of creation: Nov 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp07-15

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    Keywords: Human Resources; Human talent;

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