Y and Z Generations at Workplaces
Bencsik Andrea, Horváth-Csikós Gabriella, Juhász Tímea
HR, intergeneration, knowledge-sharing Y and Z generation, behavior, work place
At present, more and more researches deals with the characteristic features of generation Y
and generation Z. As it is about the present and future generations, corporate success and the
competitive operation are determined by the behaviour of these generations in the long-run.
Researches justifies that there are significant differences between the two generations despite
the similarities. These differences appear rather emphasized in the corporate environment when
several questions arise at workplaces in the process of cooperation – especially in the field of
knowledge-sharing and knowledge transfer-regarding the characteristics of the two generations.
Last year, the authors carried out a quantitative research by questionnaires in order to reveal what
the managing of these two generations mean for the managers and also what difficulties occur
when the two generations cooperate with each other and with elder generations as well. The
main question of the research was how to approach the new generations from the view of HR?
Although the research cannot be considered representative (410 respondents participated in the
survey), it can give a picture about the examined issues. The hypothesis phrased by the authors
was justified according to which of the HR activities have to adapt to the requirements of the
new generations upon their appearance.
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Bencsik A., Horváth-Csikós G., Juhász T. (2016) Y and Z Generations at Workplaces. Journal of Competitiveness, 8 (3), 90-106 http://doi.org/10.7441/joc.2016.03.06