How to Retain your Millennial Employee
Do you have a Millennial staff member? Born between 1981 and 1996, Millennials in the workplace are both needy and independent but have a strong drive to succeed. The millennial generation works best when there is trust and transparency, when they are inspired and engaged, and when they feel like part of a team.
Millennial employees crave work-life balance and would in turn choose flexible hours over a higher-paying salary. Typical millennial workers desire collaboration within their job to feel engaged and part of the team. Similar to Gen Z, millennials crave transparency from employers to foster a positive workplace environment.
Millennials are an ambitious generation and will in turn exceed expectations so long as the goals and end game are clearly laid out. If challenges in the workplace are present, millennials will want to be made aware of these challenges instead of being kept in the dark.
It is important for employers to keep millennial employees engaged, millennials are constantly ready for the next "big step" and strive to achieve this. Retaining millennials takes work on the part of the employer as well. The millennial generation works best when there is trust and transparency, when they are inspired and engaged, and when they feel like part of a team.