Career Development, Human Resources Training

The Millennial Workforce: How Smart Companies Engage and Tap Their Entrepreneurial Energy

Group of young business people and designers.

In this present scenario at the American workforce, where, as the Deloitte Millennial Survey, released in January 2014 shows, Millennials will make up nearly half the workforce by next year; there is a pressing need for employers to devise the right strategies to hire, retain and optimize this major chunk.

A few facts about the Millennials are well known. For instance, being the first generation to be almost contemporaneously born with the new technologies that are influencing our world; they are prone to very short attention spans and are more likely to rely on the visual medium to grasps concepts better. These apart, what is also striking about them is the fact that they hate working in a bureaucratic environment and love to be independent at work.

Being highfliers, they don’t like to be confined to the workplace for long. They love to be enterprising and will move to more rewarding opportunities much faster than the previous generations did. The criteria they usually consider for higher rewards include autonomy, freedom to be creative, and the opportunity for making an impact.

This makes it imperative for managers of the present-day organizations to create the right environment for this segment of the workforce if they have to leverage their skills and knowledge. The aim of doing this is obvious: to be in a position to better marshal their talent to make them more productive for the organization.

Thorough learning of how to handle the Millennials at the workplace

It is this knowledge that will be the core of a learning session that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, is offering at a webinar. At this webinar, Marcia Zidle, CEO of Leaders At All Levels, will be the speaker. Please visit http://bit.ly/2Hc8QZu to register for this highly valuable session.

Marcia will show how organizations can create the entrepreneurial spirit in both large and small companies and help managers bring about employee engagement, innovation and retention from the millennial workforce. She will cover the following areas:

  • Define engagement and identify the three types of employees
  • Recognize the myths and the realities of the millennial workforce
  • Discover why millennials are great candidates for intrapreneurship
  • Review examples of intrapreneurship in large, medium and small size companies
  • Recognize the type of culture that encourages innovation and intrapreneurship
  • Discover why the manager is the key for employee engagement, innovation and retention
  • Review five management techniques that will lead to better communication and results with Millennials.

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About the speaker:

With over 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in the areas of business transformation, talent management and leadership development, she provides strategic focus, alignment and guidance to business leaders and their teams to ensure they get on the right track, stay on the right track and not get side-tracked in their drive for higher performance and profitability.

Marcia’s expertise includes coaching high performers for senior and mid-management positions, developing effective executive teams, positioning organizations for significant growth and facilitating business and team performance. Her specialties include strategy and culture, change management, employee engagement, team building, career management, leadership assessment and development.

 

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