I was looking for a page defining what a Millennial was for a friend and I came across this article from 2 years ago that I think hits the nail on the head – not for her purposes, but for mine. The article is from http://www.ltimagazine.com/ltimagazine and it’s titled.
The article talks about what employers need to provide in order to keep their Millennial employees.
According to the staffing firm Spherion, five core factors significantly influence whether employees stay or go: culture and work environment, compensation, supervisor role, and – the two retention drivers indicating employers need to focus on employee development – training and development, and growth and earning potential. Spherion’s study indicates employers are scoring low with workers in these areas. Today’s new breed of workers requires an adapted approach to employee development.
In order to build suitable training for today’s learner, organizations must tailor training by addressing key characteristics of this new breed. Research reveals that today’s younger worker values:
- Relevant development
- Rich experiences
- Instant results
(Emphasis added by me)
I’ve had this very conversation with many Millennials (including myself). We want to learn – at least those I talk to want to learn (there are always black sheep). There is always this mentality among employers that if you train someone to do something new, they’re going to leave and do that something somewhere else – and that is a risk, but at the same time, if I’m not allowed to learn something new (which I am!) then I’m going to look elsewhere.
Just an interesting little article I thought I’d share with you all.