With millennials forming more than 50% of the U.S. workforce, the demographics of the workplace continue to shift. This shift demands a change in workplace practices as well. By the end of the year 2025, millennials are expected to constitute 75% of the workforce and therefore, it becomes important to create a workplace that millennials love and want to work in. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can create a workplace suitable for millennials:
· Have a strong company culture
It is often seen that millennials want to impact corporate culture rather than getting impacted by the same. So, it is advisable to have a well-defined and consistent corporate culture to keep millennials happy and feel that they are working towards a goal and not just to earn money.
· Give them a purpose behind their work
Millennials usually need to see a positive purpose behind the project they’re working on. 60% of millennials have reported an“sense of purpose” as a big reason behind their choice of employer. So, creating a space at office that allows them to experiment and take risks can work in engaging millennials.
· Provide them soft skills training
Millennials are very tech-savvy but might lack soft skills like communication, listening, patience, relationship building etc. Regular training sessions for your workforce could help keep them engaged and develop professionally.
· Help them develop leadership qualities
The companies should focus on providing timely leadership training to the millennial workforce. Various surveys have reported that millennials seek out companies which provide growth and opportunities. So, this too can work as a great way to keep the millennials happy.
· Recognize and appreciate their achievements
Recognition in the form of rewards and incentives given at the right time have proved to be one of the easiest ways to keep millennials engaged at work. Managers should not miss an opportunity to appreciate the hard work of their employees. Rewards and appreciation let employees know that they are valued.
These are quick ways which will definitely help to create a millennial friendly company atmosphere.
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