If you are looking at millennials in the workplace as a bit of a coin flip, think again. Trust us, it’s right for you, and here are a couple of reasons why.
- First: This is the most educated generation ever. Millennials generally hold a bachelor’s degree or higher; however, they graduated following the great recession so underemployment was pervasive in recent years. Employers are starting to see this as a boon rather than a problem. HR departments will see candidates that are college educated thirty-somethings in greater numbers than ever before. Harnessing their ability to bounce back from adversity while satisfying their need for a different set of “wants” than their parents will be the next big challenge for employers.
- Second: Millennials believe that if they are going to make it, it is on them to create their own momentum. This attitude has turned some members of their cohort into tech entrepreneurs, starting their own businesses. Others have turned this attitude into “I can learn to do it myself. I will train myself.” This is a good thing for employers as it may mean that the pool of millennial candidates is not only college educated but interested in continuing to learn lifelong and career long. They will look to fresh ideas and new career paths. They will want career advancement with flexible schedules and unconventional work arrangements even more than previous generations. A business that can satisfy desires for advancement and flexibility may find company loyalty regaining a foothold with this generation.
If you are interested in finding a workplace that can satisfy the needs of the multi-generational workforce. We can help. Contact us today. We have local tenant reps located throughout the US and Canada who are well versed on the current needs of businesses in developing a workplace strategy that will help attract and retain employees.