What Millennials Are Looking for in an Employer
Millennials are a unique bunch. They might have their quirks but they are a highly-educated group of people who are in today’s workforce in a number of roles. These millennials are hardworking, but they definitely have criteria in mind when it comes to what they expect from their employer. First, what exactly defines a millennial? Do you ask yourself this question? According to Pew Research, “More than one-in-three American workers today are Millennials (adults ages 18 to 34 in 2015), and this year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.” So, it’s clear…millennials matter. Entrepreneur Magazine gives some insight into what millennials are like and what they like and dislike, saying, “This generation didn’t know a time without digital technology; they were weaned on it. They take for granted that you can put a playroom, a research library, a movie theater, and the yellow pages for the entire world in your pocket.” Understand yet? You should get the picture right now that millennials have access to more information than all other generations before them. This could make placing millennials in the right job a tough task. But millennials are here to stay and are a major part of the workforce. The good thing is that they are highly-educated and highly-skilled when it comes to technology.
Sprint recently published an article on their website examining what millennials look for in an employer. They laid out five things that millennials look for in an employer. It is clear that culture in a job matters to millennials.
See the five things millennials look for in an employer:
- A mission-driven culture – social responsibility matters to millennials
- Work-life balance – flexibility is something that most millennials want
- Providing constant feedback and reinforcement – millennials need contact and encouragement
- Offering learning opportunities – this generation likes to learn and in a more organized manner
- Talent management – millennials like to be exposed to different areas of their job and to grow their talent