Understanding generational tendencies of your millennial workers is crucial for continued employee engagement and long-term company commitments. While previous generations might have been wooed with offers of retirement pensions or spousal benefit plans, those of the younger generation are likely to find these perks less appealing. Knowing how to appeal to a generation of younger workers is essential if you want to keep the lifeblood or your organization flowing.
Hiring a millennial workforce not only brings fresh ideas to your company, it affords you the opportunity to train the departmental managers of tomorrow. If you want to maximize the potential of your hiring efforts, you must understand the thought processes and reward preferences of younger hires.
Here are five millennial workforce management tips to help you improve the success of your human resources hiring efforts:
– Millennials tend to enjoy socializing with workmates. Encouraging a feeling of community and camaraderie amongst your millennials is an excellent way of building a sense of company loyalty. Employees emotionally engaged with their coworkers are less likely to look elsewhere for employment opportunities.
– Playing to the strengths of your millennial workers is another way to encourage company loyalty. Maintaining an awareness of each millennial’s strengths, and offering opportunities to capitalize upon those strengths, can help foster a feeling of company and management loyalty.
– Millennials are part of the social media generation. Using their familiarity with networking platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to your company’s advantage builds your business’ online reputation while allowing your team members to showcase their strengths.
– Millennial workers are tech savvy. Their knowledge of such tools as cloud technology interfaces can be used to your brand’s benefit. Appreciating your younger workers for their tech skills acknowledges their expertise while encouraging them to continue to expand upon those skills.
– The millennial generation is drawn to companies with a social purpose. If you involve your workers in your business’ charitable efforts or encourage commitments to their favorite charities, you build a sense of belonging and company commitment.
Understanding your millennial workers’ tendencies can help you grow a stronger workforce and build a more connected team. By giving your employees a chance to shine, you not only encourage pride in their performance but you also afford them the opportunity to use those skills to help your company succeed. Will you be incorporating any of these millennial management tips into your human resources strategy?
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