<i>What do millennials want?</i> is a big question facing organization these days. HR managers are looking for recruitment strategies that can help achieve the optimal person–organization fit. Several organizations have already started implementing innovative practices to attract and retain millennials. They are unique in their characteristics and consumption pattern. Millennials are known to have forced several organization to adapt the workplace and work environment. Their varied ways of life are also reflected in their work settings. Millennials enter the workforce with unique needs, characteristics, expectations and personalities. These differences pave the way for new challenges that contemporary organizations encounter on a regular basis. This book demystifies the problems faced by HR managers and recruiters when hiring and working with millennials. It offers descriptive and prescriptive insights on leveraging the millennial talent.
Chapter 2: Why Are Millennials the Way They Are?
Why Are Millennials the Way They Are?
Factors that Make Millennials Different
The past two decades have witnessed a surge in scholarly as well as practitioner interest in the millennial generation. A significant amount of academic literature has accumulated within the domain of what is commonly referred to as intergenerational differences. Likewise, practitioners have also been intrigued by Generation Y, which is evident from the large volume of practitioner-based content that has been written over the past several years. The previous chapter reviewed the extant literature on generational differences and discussed at length the unique characteristics, attitudes and behaviours of the millennials. The takeaway that can be drawn from a review of the past literature is that millennials ...