Retaining millennials in the workplace

Seven in 10 U.K. millennials plan to leave their job within the next five years, according to a report from Deloitte in HR Magazine.Retaining millennials in the workplace

Millennials and their employers: Can this relationship be saved? found that a lack of development of leadership skills and feelings of being overlooked were often voiced by those considering career changes. 

Progression was also a concern among young employees. 50 percent of male and 48 percent of female participants said they were “being overlooked for potential leadership positions.”

Identifying needs 

Millennials are interested in learning new skills, meeting new people and having experiences that further their professional development.

Therefore it’s important that employers provide them with clear guidelines, frequent and immediate feedback, mentoring along with setting clear expectations. 

Mobility opportunities are also often sought out and met with great enthusiasm by this generation. In fact, mobility is often viewed as a pathway to professional advancement.

How well does your organization understand and manage this generation?

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