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Five for Friday: Engaging Millennials

The Millennial generation is soon to comprise a large portion of the workforce. We look at what makes them tick both in and out of the office.

Millennials will comprise 40% of the workforce by 2020. In four short years, you'll need to hire them and you'll want to benefit from the generation's talents and ambitions. It'll be much easier, however, if you have some insight into what they’re looking for, and why they seem to act differently from prior generations at work. Here are a few resources to help you understand how to get Millennials on your side.

  1. @switchandshift talks about the kind of companies that Millennials embrace - socially conscious, purpose-driven, and relationship-oriented.
  2. This survey by @PwC_LLP gives real insight into what Millennials are looking for in the workplace, where they're willing to compromise, and where they aren’t.
  3. According to @gillianbwhite at @TheAtlantic Millennials think of work differently than Boomers and are more driven by values
  4. @Forbes has some concrete advice for attracting and retaining the best Millennial talent. Start by letting them be collaborative and entrepreneurial.
  5. According to @pewresearch, Millennials tend to cringe at being labeled "Millennials."


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Bev Attfield

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