Millennials are gearing up to be the largest employable sector soon and companies need to adjust to the needs of this generation. This means learning what motivates and engages them to get their best work done, and weaving it into your workplace culture.
Millennials value having a flexible schedule much more than their previous generations, so it is essential to include that in your company’s model. While offering flexibility will help attract and retain working parents, companies should also keep in mind that this work arrangement is seen as a standard for this generation and should also focus on providing real growth opportunities.
“Companies will want to move toward open and flexible workspaces and create areas in the office where teams can come together and work on projects,” said Debi Bliazis, Champions School of Real Estate. “In addition, a workplace that is eco-friendly, promotes health and wellness, focuses on community outreach, and is technology-focused is also a big draw for millennials.”
Millennials also want an employer that focuses on corporate social responsibility rather than profits, so using your brand to promote your stance on certain issues will catch the eye of potential talent. This generation is purpose-driven so being in a work environment that shares those values will help boost their motivation and productivity.
Opening up a feedback system is a good way to have a better understanding of not just millennials, but workers of all ages. This creates an open channel that can help improve teamwork, job satisfaction, retention and more.