Using data from the Census Bureau and other reputable sources, Venngage took an extended look into common beliefs about Millennials with the aim of busting some popular myths. Without giving too much away, they found that most, if not all of the myths are overblown or widely misreported. The interactive wheel below explores the 7 most common Millennial myths.
Here’s how Millennials turn their greatest workplace weaknesses into the strengths necessary to be effective next generation leaders.
As a Millennial speaker who helps organizations better lead, engage, and communicate with the Millennials, my audiences share with me the good, bad, and ugly about their Millennial workforce. Below are the top eight shortcomings that I’ve heard over the years and how Millennials can overcome each shortcoming in order to become influential future leaders.
1. Poor Work Ethic
Millennials report working an average of 38.8 hours per week, much less than Generation X (47.8) or Boomers (47.1). Read more
What attracts Millennials to a job? What stops Millennials from applying? What gets Millennials to accept a job offer? Why isn’t employer branding resonating with Millennials? These questions and more were explored recently in a LinkedIn survey of over 13,000 Millennials. The survey ultimately revealed how Millennials approach job seeking and how companies must adapt to attract the next generation of talent.
The Data to Effectively Recruit Millennials
- 93% of Millennials are eager to learn about job opportunities.
- 66% of Millennials are interested in talking to a recruiter. Read more
To get back to Kansas, Dorothy never had to jump through all the death-defying hoops the Wizard put her through. She had everything she needed (ruby shoes) from the very beginning. All she lacked was the understanding of how to unlock their magical powers.
Since they began making their way into the workforce in the late 90’s, business leaders, owners, and managers have been trying to figure out how to drive performance from their enigmatic Millennial employees. As arduous and mysterious as this challenge has been hyped up to be, the answer is surprisingly simple. To unlock their power, all it takes is a one-to-one relationship with a manager who genuinely cares about them. Read more