Most managers who see an empty chair at a Millennial’s desk or see them sinking a lot of time into social media while on the job would chalk the behavior up to lazy or lack of focus. I on the other hand would say it’s because the Millennial is underemployed.
Being underemployed is similar to when your school teacher considered you a disruption in the classroom because you would finish your homework or test before anyone else and then you would start talking to your peers because you were bored out of your mind. Read more
Where there are unmotivated Millennial employees you will find uninspired leaders who lead teams of anxious, job-hop-in-a-heartbeat Millennials. For the leaders eager to spark change and energy into their organizations there are specific Millennial motivators that can be leveraged to ignite Millennial hustle and extend Millennial retention.
- 78% of Millennials were strongly influenced by how innovative a company was when deciding if they wanted to work there. (The 2014 Millennial Study)
- 66% of Millennials work in organizations that actively encourage/reward its people for innovative ideas. (Deloitte)
Millennials want to change the world and they believe innovation is the catalyst. They will lean into their high-tech and hyper-connected upbringing to find answers to today’s complex problems. Innovation matters to Millennials…big time. Read more
If your company is on the cutting edge of a new business solution, you may want to consider adding talent before they’ve been working too long for someone else. Inexperienced, entry level job candidates, provide a clean slate that a savvy employer can mold into the perfect employee over time.
Fresh graduate jobs that don’t demand a lot of experience can be set up as low-cost internship opportunities to help a company screen future job candidates on-the-job. Read more