The exploratory mixed research design included quantitative and qualitative research data, techniques and methods in one case study. A descriptive analysis reveals emerging workforce trends in various areas, such as ethnic group, job classification, and compensation, among other variables. In particular, the descriptive analysis assessed staffing gaps of the most critical positions that Baby Boomers and Generation Yers occupy. More than 4,000 Generation Y and Baby Boomer employee records were analyzed from Georgia's human resource information system (PeopleSoft). Semistructured interviews were conducted assessing awareness among HR professionals of their understanding of generational differences, emotional intelligence, competency needs, and other factors impacting recruitment and retention of the Generation Y cohort. Workforce trends impacting strategic workforce planning efforts were identified.
|Adviser||Judith L. Forbes|
|Subjects||Management; Public administration; Organization theory; Organizational behavior|
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