Managing Millenials – Who They Are and How You Can Capitalize on Them
The National Association for Colleges and Employers predicts that college hiring will increase 19.2 percent this year from 2006. As companies begin ushering in Millennials en masse, they will be forced to rethink how they do business, and particularly how they manage their new tech savvy, highly connected batch of talent. The changes required make many supervisors cringe.
Many managers still think of change as a dirty word. It’s like having to toss your favorite pair of jeans because the hole in the rear pocket finally wore too thin, leaving all your assets exposed. The pair you buy to replace them are constrictive and a tad tight, as are all new jeans. But eventually, they’ll become the comfortable, weathered pair you wear everyday and hope will last forever.
As with a new pair of jeans, Millennials just need the opportunity to prove themselves. In order to provide this opportunity, managers must accept change and learn how to manage Millennials. The first step is to understand who they are.