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Leadership in Action: Next Generation: What Leaders Need to Know About the Millennials by Kris Downing

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Employers will need to continue finding ways to attract, motivate, and retain all of their bright, engaged workers, regardless of generation. However, these newest entrants into the job market pose unique challenges.

Positioning your company as a hierarchical, traditional organization won't net it a large pool of Millennial talent. Because of the confident nature of Millennials, they are looking to contribute immediately to an organization and are not willing to wait years before being heard. In a recent article in Fast Company, a twenty-two-year-old marketing associate with a major corporation echoed these sentiments by saying, “That's what we want from employers . . . a chance to learn, to be challenged, to be taken seriously.” ...

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