Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation: Millennials and Generation Z

How to manage different generations in the workforce is always an interesting question. Millennials span quite an age range today, with the youngest around 26 years old. As these youngest millennials and even Generation Z enter the workforce, what do management teams need to know? Here are a few ways to attract and retain these younger generations.


Millennials are a generation of multi-taskers. While multitasking is a somewhat misleading concept, the truth is this generation is particularly great at prioritizing and knowing how to shift gears and focus on what’s most important. Take advantage of that and see how productive millennials and their Generation Z counterparts can be.

Daily and Weekly Goals

This generation thrives on goal-setting. They like to have structure and things laid out, so they know what they need to do to achieve the goal. Help them break down every aspect of their career goals into manageable tasks. Provide positive reinforcement along the way.

Social Connection

Social connection and collaboration is the best thing for millennial workers. While it’s often the butt of the joke, millennials were raised with the idea that you get rewarded for participation. They are used to working together to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. They’re particularly good at navigating social media to find and maintain these connections, which you can leverage for your company brand.

Tech Savvy and Curious to Learn

Millennials were the first generation used to having access to technology from the time they were born. They understand how to use the tools available to them and are always curious to learn new things to try. Let them be the leaders in incorporating new technologies into the workplace.

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