To really find out what Millennials wanted from employers I had to ask them. I interviewed a group of Millennials that were getting ready to graduate college and enter the work force. They wanted things like, collaboration, mentoring, motivation, to work in groups and have a strong work/life balance. Wait, am I a Millennial? I want those things as well. Let me get some more data before I can jump on the millennial bandwagon.
Here are some specifics from the interviews:
Putting all this into practice may sound difficult but remember that Millennials expect technology to simply work so you’d better make sure that it does. Millennials are a social generation—and they socialize while consuming (and deciding to consume) your products and services. They collaborate and cooperate–with each other and, when possible, with brands. They’re passionate about values–including the values of companies they do business with.
So, are Millennials different from other generations? If they are than I am proud to call myself a Millennial. But I can't…I am too old. (If I could do an emoji it would be a sad face).