Friday, March 17, 2017

Millennials: How to engage and motivate - WE ARE THE CITY

Originally published: March 16, 2017

As millennials start to enter the workplace, it can be hard to successfully engage and motivate them.

Not only is this important to ensure productivity levels are kept high, but also to help keep employee turnover, and the associated costs, low. Millennials are likely to have very clear expectations of the workplace and how they imagine it to be and so ensuring that they remain engaged and motivated in what they do forms a large part of an employer’s role. Here, I have suggested three steps that successful employers often take to engage employees from the outset.

Discuss mutual expectations

The aim of this step is to highlight and agree on the two-way support needed between the millennial and other members of staff, so everyone can achieve their end results and goals and it is increasingly thought that people need to be engaged beyond the pursuit of profit. Agreeing on mutual expectations is particularly important in today’s world of work, because very few jobs have aims and goals that are achievable without a whole range of people also achieving what they need to.