Millennials make up the largest generation in US history, and they are entering the workforce in record numbers. Although some employers may cringe at the thought of working with this younger generation, consider some of the advantages they bring to the workplace:
- Tech savvy – Millennials were born into a world of computers and technology, so using the newest gadgets comes naturally to them. You can leverage their expertise by asking them to introduce new equipment or software to others in the office.
- High energy – Because they are used to getting their information “on demand”, millennials are driven to deliver results quickly and efficiently. They will look for new and innovative ways to accomplish the task quickly.
- Question the norm – Millennials are not afraid to ask “why”. They crave knowledge and understanding, and in their efforts to improve will help you think outside the box.
- Work-life balance – This younger generation seeks opportunities for balance between their professional and personal lives. Millennials seek out employers that will be flexible with schedules and complement their lifestyles.
While millennials excel at being connected all the time, this can create potential security risks. Implementing and enforcing a strict set of rules and policies is the best way to ensure your information remains secure.
Millennials don’t have to be the enemy of a traditional work environment. Instead, embrace their strengths and skills to create an environment where everyone can thrive.