PAVE THE WAY
eration have to manage a millennial workforce that is technology-savvy, more ambitious, highly networked and wants a better work-life balance. This millennial workforce is also quickly making great strides within the organisation and occupying managerial positions. Organisations are faced with developing leaders out of this young workforce. How can organisations ensure that the young millennial workforce is fully engaged with work that is meaningful to this workforce?
engage them better. Telecommuting and flexitime are no longer seen as work privileges, but as standard requirements. Generation Y looks for supportive supervisors rather than authoritarians. Organisations need to build career counselling and mentorship programmes that foster Millennials’ innate creativity. Millennials like to plan ahead and progress in their careers – and today’s employment market is a competitive place. Organisations must provide training and development, mentoring, employee reviews and opportunities for internal advancement to hold on to their employees.