Millennials, a bunch of young kids who have no idea how the world really works, right? Wrong, actually that era begun in 1982 and some of these "youngsters" are now up to 30 to 35 years old. And many of them have finished college, work in large companies and are in senior positions. Nevertheless, one myth is true – Millennials, whether 35 or 25, have little loyalty to their current employer.
Why are millennials important?
Millennials represent the largest segment of the workforce in the U.S. And they have the power to shape the fortune of their organizations. Furthermore, every day a significant amount of senior talent and investment is walking out the door.
As a business owner, team leader or a HR manager – what can you do to stop it? In addition, when recruiting new talent to your organization, it is vital to know what this generation expects. And how he or she makes decisions in an every day work environment.
Based on the data of the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey we created an infographic. It depicts how young people think and how an organization can employ and most of all keep them long-term.
Our infographic will try to answer the main questions about millennials at work. Who are they? What to they want? Why you should care?
Writing this as a millennial, I think that we often do not rely on hard skills to reach our end goals, relying more so on luck and opportunity. In lieu of 80 hour work weeks and "staying the track," we are excellent networkers, and this is our most valuable skill. We are serial job-hoppers, our career directions are fuzzy and our paths will zigzag for a number of years before we find our "thing."