Millennials have a particularly complicated relationship with work and their employers. For instance, while they have been portrayed by the media as being inept and lazy, the truth is Millennials are a generation saddled with higher debt, longer hours, and lower wages compared to their parents and grandparents when they were at the same age; hence their dissatisfaction and selectiveness with work.
So, if you want to attract top-notch Millennial talent, you need to offer them a square deal. Fortunately, many progressive employers are listening; offering attractive work benefits specifically designed for Millennials. Below are a few examples of these benefits:
Continuing Education and Career Growth
Millennial workers want to be with employers who don’t just treat them as employees, but as valuable people who deserve the tools and resources to grow. So, offer training programs, mentorship, team-building activities, and opportunities for promotions and career advancement. This will give Millennials a sense of ambition and direction, which will motivate them to be the best versions of themselves.
Times have changed. Millennials are not eager to be ‘company people’ because they know many employers don’t truly care about their workers. That being said, it’s a good idea to create social events to encourage interactions between you and your people, and between co-workers themselves, outside of work. As the adage goes, it’s important to “work hard and play hard.” Social activities also give you the opportunity to get to know your workers in a relaxed setting, showing them that you care about them and their personal stories.
Flexible Work Arrangements
Today’s world of the internet, social media, and cutting-edge technology has made Millennials realize there’s often no point in forcing employees to stay in the office eight hours a day, five days a week. What does it matter where they work, as long as they get work done?
Fortunately, more employers are realizing the value of offering flexible working hours. By giving your employees the opportunity to control their own working hours and processes, you’re also showing you trust them to do their own thing—something Millennials value.
Student Loan Assistance
Soaring student loan interest rates have seen an increase in the number of young people drowning in debt. If you want to set your company apart from other employers, offering student loan repayment assistance is a hot way to do it. Very few employers offer this, so take this opportunity to attract Millennial talent.
For more workforce management insights and guides, stay tuned to this blog. If you are looking for skilled Millennial talent but have trouble attracting them, let the staffing services specialists of Star Staffing help. Contact our offices to learn more about how our staffing solutions can help you.