There’s been a lot of talk about Millennials lately. Maybe it’s because we are right in the middle of grad season, but it seems that the conversation about Millennials is everywhere. And it hasn’t been very flattering.
Surely, we’ve all heard the stereotypes. Millennials are coddled. We need constant feedback. We have the attention span of goldfish and the work ethic of a sloth. Every one of us has a shelf full of trophies we received for doing nothing and most of us majored in underwater basket weaving. Some of us still live in our parents’ basements. None of us are capable of functioning in a society of adults.
It’s the end of the world as we know it.
We jest, of course, but if you scan recent articles about Millennials in the workplace you’ll see that there is a vein of truth in our humor. So, we have to ask, can’t we all just get along?
If you are in HR, you probably know that this negativity is counter-productive. The reality is that the Millennial generation (born between the 1980’s and early 2000s) is roughly 90 million strong, which is as big as the Baby Boomer Generation. In the next 10-12 years this generation will make up a whopping seventy-five percent of the global workforce. Companies need to go beyond the stereotypes and start paying more attention to how this group interacts in the workplace and which benefits, including relocation, will be critical components for recruitment and retention strategies.
In an effort to share the good, the bad and the ugly about Millennials, we poured through articles and blog posts to pull the most salient information about this generation. In this eBook, Rebecca McKinney and I share 20 fun facts about Millennials and their approach to work, life, play and relocation.
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