At this moment, Millennials (that’s anyone 30 or younger) make up an estimated 36% of the US workforce. They’re the newest generation of employees, and they have a unique way of doing things, just like every generation before them. But that doesn’t mean they’re not capable and hardworking—it just means that they value different things.
At KB Staffing, we have experience recruiting a workforce of all ages that is able and trusted to get the job done. Here are some differences in the way this new generation operates in the workplace, and how Central Florida employers can take advantage of that:
- Millennials are the first technology generation. They grew up during the rise of the Internet, smart phones, digital devices, and Wifi. They’re used to being ever-connected, they’re on social media, they’re up on the trends, and they know how to navigate the digital world.
The benefit: They can bring fresh concepts and innovation to a workplace. Technology is no longer the future—it’s the present, it’s right now. Businesses must adapt in order to survive shifting trends. Hiring and being receptive to Millennials is a great way to make sure that happens.
- Millennials also place a high value on work/life balance, and on flexibility in the workplace. While the previous generation might be fine with the 9-to-5 job, Millennials are increasingly placing value on the work they do rather than the hours they work.
The benefit: Their focus on flexibility and work-life balance doesn’t make them less efficient or hard-working—on the contrary, they want to feel like a valuable part of the team.
- They crave advancement opportunities and feedback. Millennials want to know that their work is necessary and important. They also want tangible advancement opportunities within the workplace.
The benefit: While a lack of opportunity or feedback might push Millennials to search for another job, providing both of those aspects will go a long way toward Millennial retention.
The Millennial generation will be approximately half of the workforce by 2020. The good news is, though Millennials operate differently, they’re no less capable of getting the job done. The key is to understand the way they operate and the things they’re looking for in the workplace.
KB Staffing is a temporary staffing solutions firm located in Winter Haven, Florida. If you’re a Millennial looking for employment, or if you’re a business looking to hire bright and dedicated temporary employees no matter their age, contact us at contact us or call us at (863) 875-5721.