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Employers: the Linksters are coming

linkster-mouseI recently read a very interesting article in the Edmonton Journal that indicated that working with “linksters”, also referred to as the tech-savvy generation, calls for understanding from employers.

Linksters are technologically savvy teenagers born after 1995 who are just entering the workforce, with little or no social or communication skills because they spend so much time online. In addition, they learn differently and may not absorb anything from books or training manuals because they do “most of their learning through interaction,” says Larry Johnson, of Johnson Training Group.

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Yosie Saint-Cyr

Managing Editor at First Reference Inc.
Yosie Saint-Cyr, LL.B., is a trained lawyer called to the Quebec bar in 1988 and is still a member in good standing. She practiced business, employment and labour law until 1999. For over 15 years, Yosie has been the Managing Editor of the following publications, Human Resources Advisor, Human Resources PolicyPro, HRinfodesk and Accessibility Standards PolicyPro from First Reference. Yosie is one of Canada’s best known and most respected HR authors, with an extensive background in employment and labour across the country. Read more
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2 thoughts on “Employers: the Linksters are coming
  • Yosie Saint-Cyr says:

    The term linksters seem to annoy a lot of people. This generation is also called the Facebook generation or generation Y. I think the term linksters or facebook generation comes from the book, Generations, Inc.: From Boomers to Linksters—Managing the Friction Between Generations at Work, written by Larry and Meagan Johnson.

    However, Demographers or sociologists have different names for them:
    2000/2001-Present – New Silent Generation or Generation Z
    1980-2000 – Millennials or Generation Y
    1965-1979 – Generation X
    1946-1964 – Baby Boom
    1925-1945 – Silent Generation
    1900-1924 – G.I. Generation

    The Population Reference Bureau http://prb.org/ provides an alternate listing and chronology of generational names in the United States.

    1983-2001 – New Boomers
    1965-1982 – Generation X
    1946-1964 – Baby Boomers
    1929-1945 – Lucky Few
    1909-1928 – Good Warriors
    1890-1908 – Hard Timers
    1871-1889 – New Worlders

  • Murdoch says:

    Where does the word Linksters come from to indicate the generation of those born after 1995?