Much has been written about Gen Y, also known as ‘millennials’ or ‘Generation We.’ Some have called Gen Y workers entitled; others have noted that these twenty-something workers believe they deserve preferential treatment when they haven’t done the work.
The jury is still out, but what we already know is that what drives Generation Y employees is much different than what motivates the outgoing boomers. Millennials want to be continually learning and regularly recognized for a job well done. That’s why properly executed rewards programs are so well suited for encouraging loyalty in today’s workplaces.
What often gets ignored in news articles and studies about millennials are the powerful skill sets they offer. In a business world driven by storytelling, relationship building and communications, these young workers, experts in social media and multitasking, can add creativity and productivity.
Try these quick tips for managing millennials and harnessing their smarts and enthusiasm:
Understanding the unique motivations of all your workers, no matter what generation they are from, will be the key to your company’s success. Read more about the future workforce at: http://www.hrmtoday.com/featured-stories/%E2%80%9Cput-me-in-coach%E2%80%9D-5-ways-to-effectively-get-your-gen-y-employees-to-perform/