For my Gen X and baby boomer listeners, it’s time to listen to millennials about their take on work. My guest, Hilary Sutton, speaks as a writer, a researcher, and a millennial.
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Let me tell you a little bit about Hilary:
Hilary Sutton and she has a podcast “Hustle and Grace.” She contributes career advice for USA Today as well as other publications and an actress.
Earlier this year Hilary wrote a long-form report called “Marketing Hiring Trends” for McKinley Marketing Partners.
Part of our discussion about millennials is drawn from the articles below:
Highlights from our discussion:
- Fewer millennials are actively on the job search than non-millennials. The numbers indicate greater job satisfaction.
- Millennials are not as money motivated as you might think. In many cases, they would accept lower salaries if they come paired with other perks like a clear path for advancement or an open PTO policy
- Millennials are by and large NOT drawn to perks that seem to make the workplace “cooler”: beer in the fridge or a ping pong table, etc. The more ‘perks’ an office has, often the more employees are expected to work long hours and not achieve a high value of millennials: work/life balance. Millennials like to keep their work and personal lives separate. If they value working from home, most likely they have already found a job to do that. It’s not a long-term career goal.
- While they don’t care about those ‘office perks,’ millennials are hyper-aware of culture in the office, and it can make or break an experience for them. Taking the time to coach and congratulate millennials on job performance is huge and will impact their loyalty and retention. Regular team events (more than once a year) also builds bonds that mean a lot to millennials.
- Millennials also value mentors and professional development and would welcome an optional mentor program in the workplace as well as professional development opportunities.
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