<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 4: Challenges of a Millennial Workforce
Challenges of a Millennial Workforce
Key Challenges Organizations Face While Dealing with Millennials
Over the past two decades, a substantial amount of literature has accumulated in the realm of intergenerational differences. Particularly, the millennial generation has been argued to be starkly different from the rest in terms of attitudes and behaviour. A recent report by the Pew Research Center gauged the sea of change that has occurred across generations by comparing the activities and experiences of the silent generation (born in the years 1928–45) and the millennials during their early adulthood. Millennials in the United States have come a long way from the manner of living of their grandparents (i.e., the silent generation) in terms of education, women participation in ...