Lying dormant inside the managers of Millennials is a super power that HR needs to know about. It’s one that encourages leaps and bounds in productivity across a team. What is this super power?
What do leprechauns, the lock-ness monster, and multitasking all have in common? They’re all myths. Your colleague can’t multitask, you can’t multitask...no one can. Even the tech-savvy, multi-device-juggling Millennials can't multitask. Yet on a daily basis we cling to the multitasking myth as we work across multiple devices and systems trying to squeeze more productivity out of our day.
Most managers who see an empty chair at a Millennial’s desk or see them sinking a lot of time into social media while on the job would chalk the behavior up to lazy or lack of focus. I, on the other hand, would say it’s because the Millennial is underemployed.
Do you track your American Express points, your frequent flyer miles, Fitbit steps, Weight Watcher points, or your LinkedIn profile strength bar? If so, you have fallen victim to being engaged through gamification. But it’s okay because as humans we are wired to play games. Have you ever thought to harness the power of gaming to engage your Millennial employees?
These days, company loyalty from a Millennial is as rare as getting a phone call from a Millennial. However, your organization’s onboarding process could be the differentiator needed to solidify Millennial loyalty once and for all.
It’s no secret that more and more Millennials are hopping from one career to another. In fact, 91% of Millennials expect to stay in a job less than 3 years (Forbes) and the cost of replacing a Millennial employee ranges from $15,000 - $20,000. (Millennial Branding) Needless to say, retaining the right Millennial talent has never been more crucial.
Interviewing an experienced professional may seem fairly straightforward; however the opposite is true for interviewing millennials.
HR professionals of today often find new grad hires struggling to fit in to the company’s professional environment. When this happens, is it HR’s responsibility to teach professionalism?
If your company is employing millennials, this means you’ve successfully wooed them with a laundry list that starts with career opportunities aligned with personal goals, and a brand of curiosity with a proven track record of internal hiring. Congratulations. Now, how will you keep them there?