As a millennial, I grew up in an electronics-filled and increasingly online and socially-networked world. There are 80 million of us, and we are taking over the workforce day-by-day.
According to a recent analysis from Deloitte University, millennials have recently inched past the other generations to corner the largest share of the US Labor Market, and a growing number now occupy senior positions. We are taking over. Unfortunately, we are not staying.
During the next year, if given a choice, one in four millennials would quit his or her current employer to join a new organization or do something different. Why? Organizations believe millennials have a sense of entitlement, are lazy, narcissistic and addicted to social media. Millennials believe organizations have no ambition beyond profit.
As a voice for millennials in the workforce, I’ll let you in on my experience – company values matter. When I joined Arkadin a year ago, I was educated about our companies four core values.
These values in action and guiding principles are what Millennials crave and desire. Millennials want to be encouraged and feed off positive energy. They want to contribute to the positive impact they believe business has on society, but in doing so, they wish to stay true to their personal beliefs. They want to be heard, they want to contribute, and they want to know that someone gives a FLYING FLIP!
If you want to keep millennials, just ask them what they value?