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Dundee summit

Everything from ‘Helicopter Parents’ to the world according to Homer Simpson (‘Meh’) featured in a showstopping presentation to Dundee business leaders in the city’s Apex Hotel today.

Dr Paul Redmond, from the University of Liverpool, spoke to Dundee Economic Summit on how the different generations view the world of work – and life. Entitled: ‘Talking about my Generation: Generation Y and the brave new world of the digital native,’ his talk gave employers some invaluable insights into the world according to those born between 1981 and 1995.

To get a flavour of what he has to say, here’s a clip of him being interviewed on Breakfast TV on ‘Helicopter Parents,’ who’s over involvement he says can have an adverse effect on their child’s prospects of employment.

Other speakers at the summit - which was facilitated by Grant Ritchie, Depute Principal, Dundee & Angus College - were David Dorward, Chief Executive of Dundee City Council; Bryan Beattie, Director, Creative Services, Scotland; Mike Galloway, Director, City Development, Dundee City Council, Tim Allan, President, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce; Chris Brodie, Key Industries Sectors Manager, Skills Development Scotland; John McGregor, Director, John McGregor (Broty) Ltd and Modern Apprentice, Ben Adam.

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