29 November 2011, by Jan Stevenson
Trying to select which applicant would make the best new lecturer or staff member? As you search hopefully through the stack of CVs, consider this: recent research by the Queensland Government found that by 2012 (that’s in a month or so!) 40% of the Australian population will belong to the group dubbed Gen Y - those born between 1978 and 1994. Some of them have already been in jobs in education for a few years. Have they stayed? Are they happy with the status quo? Are they happy with receiving a small incremental reward each year? Are they proving to be resolute researchers? Are they clever and resourceful academics? Are they excellent communicators?