‘Millennials’, otherwise known as Gen Y, now make up over half of the UK workforce, defining a generation born between the late 1970s and mid-1990s. As this group comes to make up an ever larger portion of your team, how can entrepreneurs deal with their expectations, make the most of their skills, and ensure loyalty to the business in order to retain talent?
There are clear trends in the expectations and working habits of millennials compared to their older peers. Millennials are known for shorter lengths of service to employers, for switching companies, careers, or pursuing portfolio careers. They’re less exclusively focused on work as a financial means to an end, but seek out satisfying and fulfilling work where they can pursue development. This poses challenges, but for those companies who embrace change, millennials also have a great deal to offer the business that are willing to evolve to make the most of their skill sets and working styles.
This dinner will look to explore, but will not be limited to:
- How to recruit millennials; how other members have changed their recruitment processes in response to millennials
- How to manage millennials whilst enabling autonomy
- How to motivate and engage millennials
- How to maximise the value you get from the talent whilst you have them
- How to retain millennial talent over the long term and develop loyalty
- How far you should seek to meet millennials’ demands, and when you should rein them in
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