by Ariel Parrella-Aureli
“Any millennials in the room?” asked Ann Marr to a group of diverse, young, attentive individuals. The vice president of global human resources at World Wide Technology Inc. got her answer immediately as easily more than half of the people in the room raised their hands, to which she said, “Wow, but that’s not surprising.”
At the 2017 Great Place to Work For All’s conference in Chicago, the word millennial was buzzing around like a busy bee. Marr held a breakout session as part of the conference’s first full day May 24 that highlighted why millennials are beneficial to companies and develop a pipeline of talent, especially to tech companies like WWT.
The millennial tech smarts, diverse demographics, large population and inspiring, fresh ideas make them beneficial to the workforce in a way that is crucial to business success and relevance.