<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 5: Strategies of Managing Millennials: Industry's Best Practices
Strategies of Managing Millennials: Industry's Best Practices
[Page 110]With the varying kinds of workforce at the helm of an organization's affairs, it is essential to ensure that these generational cohorts stay engaged at work. Industry-wide organizations have realized that to sustain a proper work culture they need to appreciate generational diversity and are looking out for ways to make diversity a priority. This culminates in a push to seek the best formulae to manage and ultimately retain the millennial worker (1).
When attempting to build generational coherence, one cannot but ignore the fact that more often than not, these differences arise from the stereotypes we hold of one another. Whenever a senior fellow employee is unable to understand our ...