Building a workplace that Millennials thrive in doesn't mean getting rid of everything that worked for previous generations.
As you can see from this extensive collection, they're very traditional in some senses - they want good compensation, fair benefits, friends in the office, the chance to grow and develop, and a few corporate perks thrown in to sweeten the deal.
But their unique circumstances and background have led them to approach companies with a different perspective.
For example, being raised in a layoff culture has led them to view loyalty in terms of months, not years.
Also, their mobile technology-centric lifestyles have made them view the traditional, 9-5, cubicle-dwelling work arrangement as outdated.
To help you decipher and engage this generation for your company's success, we've compiled every relevant piece of data about Millennials in the workplace we can find.
To be honest, there were a couple years that we didn't pursue workplace awards too heavily.
We knew Access Development (parent company of Access Perks) was a great place to work and that our employees were an engaged and motivated group. We knew our benefits and perks were up to snuff and employees were given the tools necessary to achieve their best.
We just didn't want to bug them with surveys, or ask them to do interviews with researchers (as is required by some recognition programs). Some of these organizations ask for essays. Others want extensive demographic data.
In other words, these awards can be a lot to slog through just so someone else can tell you what you already know.
Full confession: when I came to work at Access Development nearly seven years ago, I was kind of a sad dude.
I was overweight, always tired, and constantly grumpy. My previous employer may not have been responsible for all of those, but they certainly weren’t doing anything to help.
At that job, we were expected to be in our seats for eight or more hours a day, with just a few minutes for lunch. Working late was expected, and people who brought lunch from home were considered weird since most everyone went out to fast food joints together.
In other words, “health and wellness” was something employees did on their own time. It wasn’t part of the corporate culture.
Back then, I thought that was okay. Yeah, work stunk, but my health and wellness is my responsibility.
That’s still 100% true for me and everyone else. Ultimately, it’s my own fault I was overweight and grumpy.
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