The headline on this story is not literally true. What is obvious is that what millennials want and need from an employer is an employer concern. As we work on developing programing for the 2016 Spring conference, we have received requests from a lot of CUE members to offer some programming around the topic of Millennials and their employee relations concerns in the workplace. We’re working on that, but in the meantime, here’s a useful list from Chad Halvorson at When I Work from his Business Growth email series in which he discusses Millennials and what they want/need from employers:
Millennials need purpose
Millennials need perks
Millennials need growth
Millennials need trust
Millennials need praise
Millennials need a company that cares
Millennials need mentors
Millennials need technology (technology like When I Work, for example)
According to Halvorson, employers should be working on these elements if they want to improve the chances of retaining skilled millennials.
Here’s something else to consider. If you replace “Millennials” with “Team Members”, this list is a pretty good start towards building building positive employee relations in the workplace. Unlike Lola, you don’t have to give employees whatever they want, but you do need to work on providing the things they need for a positive workplace experience!