Take a peek at Maximizing Millennials, an infographic produced by Tim Willingham that gives a sneak peek at what the changes companies will need to make in order to attract top talent… or maybe any talent in the future. Eight years from now, Gen Yers will comprise 46% of the workforce. That means employers will have to take there preferences into account.
While other generations probably wouldn’t think to ask about social media policies during the interview, 64% of Millennials do. Twenty-four percent factor in social media policies when evaluating a job offer. When you consider that 42% of companies still prohibit use of social media in the workplace, you get a sense for how out of synch corporate leaders are with their future workforce.
Prohibition on social media says a lot about leadership style, and the Millennials know it.
Here’s what Gen Y shares with the employees who have gone before. They want:
- Feedback in real-time
- Opportunities for growth
- To contribute in a meaningful way
- A new job
Based on astronomical workplace dissatisfaction (70% of employees dream of leaving) America’s managers have a lot to think about when it comes to creating a workplace that will attract, retain, and reward happy, productive employees. The infographic shows that Millennials like to collaborate. So do the rest of us. Let’s begin the transformation.