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Skilled workers are invaluable and often difficult to find. Increasingly, well-qualified job candidates in today’s workforce are “Millennials” — that is, between the ages of 18 and 35. As you welcome this generation into your organization, you’ll get more out of them with the right management approach. Winning moves include:
Plenty of feedback. Generally, Millennials received regular feedback and praise while being raised and educated. So an annual performance review isn’t going to cut it. Train managers to provide copious feedback, even in simple formats such as emails or brief conversations.
Technological integration. Millennials are the first generation to truly grow up with mobile technology. First and foremost, prioritize technological upgrades. Beyond that, give Millennials multiple avenues to integrate technology into their job duties.
Involvement with causes. This generation doesn’t want to work for only a good company — they want to work for a business that does good. Millennials tend to gravitate toward companies that align themselves with charitable causes. Offer team-based opportunities for them to contribute time and skills to charity.
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