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Developing and Engaging Millennial Leaders in the Workplace [Whitepaper]

Posted by  Paul Glatzhofer

millennials-working.jpgAs the percentage share of younger workers in the American workforce continues to increase, millennials are starting to have a bigger influence on the organizations looking to employ them. This is especially true as they move into leadership roles. As is the case with every generation, there are certain characteristics common across millennials. Only recently have organizations begun adapting themselves in order to attract and retain these employees.

There are often stark contrasts between the wants and needs of different generations, but the companies that will thrive in the coming years are those who prioritize the accommodation of millennials without boxing out other employees. An organization failing to adapt to this shift in the labor market will see themselves losing market share.

Needs of Millennials

So what do millennials need? Plain and simple, millennials want and need…

  1. Increased knowledge of their strengths and weaknesses

  2. Increased opportunities and resources for professional development

  3. Increased feedback about their performance

All 3 of these points tie into research conducted by Forbes Magazine. Ty Kiisel, a contributor to Forbes Magazine, references that 80% of millennials want regular feedback and 75% of them want a formal
mentor.

Access our free whitepaper to read the full breakdown of how to engage and develop millennials in the workplace.

Tags:   leadership, employee development, Leadership Friday

Paul Glatzhofer

Paul Glatzhofer, M.A. is a Director of Talent Solutions based in the Pittsburgh office of PSI Services LLC. He works primarily with organizations that are implementing global assessment and development systems at the leadership level. Paul’s work includes leadership development, leadership skills training, coaching, leadership and executive selection, turnover and ROI analysis, and ongoing feedback development.

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