Leveraging Social Media for Generation Y retention

Mohammad Faraz Naim


Social media has enmeshed into fabric of Generation Y (Gen Y), becoming part of their daily lives. Gen Y is the fastest growing workforce segment and its engagement is a top priority for organizations. The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of social media in engaging Gen Y employees and it highlights the burgeoning influence of social media on this generation. Furthermore, in congruence with psychological profile of this generation, a conceptual framework is proposed based on socio-technical system theory to engage Gen Y employees by leveraging social media tools. Implications and future direction of research are also discussed thereafter.

Keywords: Social Media, Gen Y, HR, Retention

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