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Four generations in the workplace: new reality for employers comes with challenges – CBC News

Jan 04, 2024

Companies adapting to unique needs of Gen-Zers, millennials, Gen-Xers and boomers

Edmonton workplaces adapting operations to a multi-generational workforce say they are seeing the benefits.

Companies increasingly find themselves with four generations of employees under the same roof … or virtual roof: generation Z, millennials, generation X and baby boomers.

Statistics Canada says gen-Zers are those born between 1997 and 2012; millennials are those born between 1981 and 1996; gen-Xers are those born between 1966 and 1980; and boomers are those born between 1946 and 1965.

The age range in an employment space can be decades wide, and workers in these generations come with unique preferences and expectations, from office etiquette to flexibility around schedules and working from home.

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