We have many misconceptions about Millennials.
This generation is often characterized as self-absorbed, over-connected, and non-committal. Frankly, I’m not sure how they got such a bad rap. What I see when I look at Millennials are inspired, tech-savvy, and creative employees who desire flexibility. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want flexibility? Most companies could use more of these traits.
To understand Millennials, it helps to understand the world in which they were raised. Of course, the Internet had a massive influence, but this generation also came of age during The Great Recession. They saw the devastating effects not only on their families, many of which lost their savings and some of which lost their homes but also on their own debt. Most of them left college with hefty loans and weren’t able to find employment after having done “all the right things.” As a result, they are creative free thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit and a penchant for finding great deals. These are good things! Millennials bring a unique and necessary value to the modern company.
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