Millennials Want to be a Part of Something

March 24, 2015
| ByMike Ryan

Almost half of all Millennials plan to actively look for a new job in 2015. At least that’s what a report from Aon Hewitt says. Why? Many younger workers feel socially disconnected in the workplace.

While most employers focus on organizational-oriented themes like teamwork, profits and customer satisfaction, Millennials say relationship-oriented outcomes, including better connections with peer and managers are just as, if not more, important to them. The difference between what they want and what they often experience is negatively impacting their engagement and retention. It’s why many have already started looking elsewhere.

On the surface, Millennials may not be as different as other generations. Everyone who works for you wants to feel appreciated for their efforts, but Millennials are more social in the way they experience work. They want to collaborate and celebrate with others. They want to interact with peers and support one another throughout the course of the day (even if they are not in the same office). They want to work in an environment that’s oriented toward common goals and values. Millennials want to feel like they are a part of something.

That’s where the components of a social recognition platform can play a big role. The tools and techniques within help establish (and maintain) the ongoing interaction this group craves. They help employees feel like they are indeed a part of something.

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