In the 21st century, the millennial generation is starting to take over the labor market. There are many tips out there, in the world of the Internet, on how to work with millennials. However, in this post, you will be able to read 5 ways on how to motivate millennial employees and a little bit of personal experience. Let’s go?
Encouragement and feedback
Millennial generation needs to know that they are noticed. This generation is known as needy or we are criticized for how much “reward” we are asking for. However, there can be a middle way. Employers should make it clear, that they appreciate good work and in that case, it would be rewarded. After that, employers should from now and then communicate with their employees and let them know, how they are doing. Keep in mind: “thank you” or “good job” will not cost you anything, but it will mean a lot to your employee.
Any opportunities for growth and development is one of the most important priorities. One of the companies that are offering professional development could be Latvian enterprise “Digital Journey”. They offer courses in digital marketing and the digital world in general. Also, our company “Efectio” offers lectures and conferences about job-related topics. These type of thing will help your employees to develop their skills and will keep them interested.
Do not underestimate millennial generation. They need a challenge from time to time. Especially if you are offering them some courses – now let them prove, that they are capable of doing big things. Moreover, challenge millennial generations and give them responsibilities. Therefore, they will fill that you trust them and it will make their work life much more interesting!
Part of the team
This is something similar, but at the same time a little bit different, as the first point was. Millennials should feel that their work is making an impact in overall. Make them feel like they are a part of something big. This will make them feel appreciated, therefore, they will have the motivation to work hard and reach organizational goals. Let them know, that they and their work do matter.
Last but not least – offer flexibility. Nowadays, millennial generation does not seek for 8 hour working days and many employers do not want to accept that. Let your employees from time to time work out of the office or you could use a hot desking method in your company. Therefore, your employees could work from the office or any other place. This will also show, that you have trust in them and their ability to finish their duties.
There is nothing better than happy employees. Happy employees will guarantee the success of your business. The millennial generation is our next workforce and they will make incredible things if employees will trust them, help them to develop and give flexibility that they need from time to time.