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What Millennials are Looking for in a Workplace

The work environment you foster can have a huge impact on Millennials in the workplace. Having a workplace that is conducive to Millennials means creating a work environment that addresses the unique issues Millennials face. When you understand their challenges, you can ultimately achieve better results for your business by improving your retention of Millennial employees and boosting their engagement.

A recent article in Forbes magazine: Create This Sort of Work Environment If You Want To Retain Millennials sheds light on the traits that Millennials are seeking in a workplace.

Most importantly, Millennials seek flexibility in terms of their work environment and working hours. Among the problems Millennials face, both partners often work from home, and many Millennials are still living at home with their parents in multi-generation households. Providing the opportunity for Millennials to work remotely can contribute to improved work-life balance and overall productivity.

We believe it’s important to have face to face meetings, and a combination of work-from-home and office hours can often lead to the best results.

In addition, coaching and communication are one of the primary characteristics Millennials look for from their managers. Whether your Millennial employees are working remotely or not, be sure that you include coaching, mentoring and communication as part of your approach to building a Millennial-friendly workplace. The work environment is often determined by the culture more than the furnishings.

Check out the Forbes article for more great tips and the Bentley University study on the mind of Millennials in the workplace.


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