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Millennials breathing new life into the workforce

Perspective series

Millennials are the first generation to grow up as true ‘digital natives’; constantly connected to a range of technology options.

As they become employees, Millennials bring new skills, expectations and challenges for businesses to address.

In this report, we explore the impact Millennials are having on SMEs and HR managers who are tasked with bringing young people into the workplace while balancing the reaction from experienced employees. We also examine the expectations of Millennials themselves, like technology that allows them to work when and where they want.

Finally, we see how the next generation are seeking interactive online communication with their potential employers in a job market where company image can no longer be controlled, but must instead be managed.

The facts

69 percent

69% of HR managers think Millennials are integrating easily into workplace, and enjoy working with them.

32 percent

For Millennials, the biggest driver of satisfaction is lifestyle benefits, with 32% saying that they’d seek a new position solely to improve their work-life balance.

19 percent

Only 19% of SMEs advertise on job search engines, despite these being used by over half of Millennials

59 percent

59% of experienced SME employees say millennials have taught them something new.

Don’t just take our word for it

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Why Millennials are breathing new life into businesses

 

Matt Martin, Managing Director of Retro Mountain, explains why fellow Millennials are so important to business today. He talks about his experiences, giving a first-hand insight into the minds of Millennial jobseekers.

Millennials breathing new life into the workforce – the full report

We uncover how to capture and retain precious Millennial talent and how this generation play an integral part in a productive workplace. From increasing online visibility and social interaction to promoting a better work-life balance and collaboration technologies, this report can help determine your recruitment and retention strategies.

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How to boost your SME with Millennials

54% of experienced staff we surveyed think Millennials help businesses stay up-to-date with technology. This helps them stay ahead of the competition and meet increasing customer demands.

If you’re a SME, our animated infographic shows the key ways for you to attract Millennials into your workforce.

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