MILLENNIAL LEADERS

Developing and Engaging Millennial Leaders in the Workplace 

As their percentage share of the American workforce continues to increase, millennials are starting to have a more robust influence on the organizations looking to employ them.  As is the case with every generation, there are certain characteristics common across millennials, and only recently have businesses begun adapting themselves in order to attract and retain these potential employees. 

Organizations that fail to adapt to this shift in the labor market will see themselves losing market share. 

When the topic of Millenials comes up, many organization find themselves asking these questions: 

  • Who Are Millennials?
  • And What Do They Want?

17

The youngest millennial today would be approximately
17 years old.

37

The oldest millennial today would be approximately
37 years old.

NEEDS OF MILLENNIALS

So what do millennials need? Plain and simple, millennials want and need...

1. Increased knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses
2. Increased opportunities and resources for professional development
3. Increased feedback about their performance

Does giving millennials the opportunity for training (not just more money) help retain them as employees and increase their engagement?

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Millennials DO want more than increased salaries, they are looking for education to advance their careers. 

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Millennials DO want more than increased salaries, they are looking for education to advance their careers. 

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In the first quarter of 2015, millennials officially overtook Generation X as the largest majority of the available workforce in the United States (53.5 million vs. 52.7 million).

Later that same year, millennials then surpassed the baby boomer generation as the largest majority of the American population (75.4 million vs. 74.9 million).

DID YOU KNOW?

Millennials now make up the majority of the available labor market.

The best time to start improving your engagement and development of your millennial leaders is five years ago.  But the second best time is now.