There are countless opportunities for millennials to find the best suited job for them. Millennials make up the majority of employees today, and here lies the change happening in world industries. Millennials are notorious for hopping jobs. They tend to stay at a certain job for more or less a year before moving on to greener pastures. This is because the world has changed its views and belief systems. Millennials today are concerned with the environment, with culture, and with their personal growth and development instead of looking at their monthly paychecks. Jobs in Yangon and in Asia as well as jobs in the Western world must change their strategy in keeping their employee’s loyalty. Here are a few tips for companies that want to retain their millennial workforce instead of an increased amount of job-hoppers that transition within the company.
Nurture Your Employees
Industries today have become increasingly concerned with the amount of job-hopping millennials have been doing for the past few years. Employers must realize that it has become a socially and culturally acceptable norm in today’s generation to be employed at several different jobs in their 20s up to their 30s. It has been a widely accepted norm that constant job hopping is an opportunity for a millennial to explore different industries so much so, in fact, that it has become expected of them. Millennials are wonderfully skillful and their minds seem optimized to learn new skills. Companies must realize that instead of focusing on how they are to keep an employee in this fast changing world, they should look at how they can cultivate an employee, and realize their potential for success. Long gone are the days when employers expect their employees to appreciate the fact that they have a job in the company. Management should realize that in order for them to keep their employees, they should learn to appreciate having their employees, allow them to grow, and provide a working environment that will allow them to express their skill and creativity.
Work For A Cause
Millennials are aware of the realities of the world. They are updated on current issues that they care about, and are passionate in their own right. Information and communication have achieved a level of exposure in the media that resonate in the lives of individuals across continents. A millennial will more likely to work and stay at a company where their personal ideals and the company’s values are well met. Millennials are a passionate group, and they want to feel that their jobs are worth something, that their efforts are spent on doing something worthwhile and something they believe in. Being the best holds no weight for millennials. There are hundreds of categories for a company to be the best. Millennials would gladly accept a small paycheck in return for being happy now instead of taking a large income where they are tied to long hours and corporate cultures. Millennials want to know that their small efforts make a difference.
Listen and Adapt
Adaptability is a strong skill that millennials have cultivated over the course of their young lives. This is because the fast paced changing technology allowed for them to absorb and transfer so much information in so little time. They as people know how to adapt to their environment and to the changing cultures of different people. Companies should learn to adapt to millennials’ perpetually changing temperament by allowing them flexible hours. Listen to your employees when they say that something is bringing their morale down. Millennials form strong bonds with one another, and when millennials find that they are unsatisfied with a company’s work environment or company culture, or find that they cannot see an opportunity for change and growth, they will find ways to look for another job. They will search jobs in Yangon or in far off continents that will allow them to be who they are, instead of sticking around for an employer that turns a blind eye to their rights as individuals.
Pam De Guzman, a.k.a the kid from the North, is a frustrated writer, event organizer, business owner and an aspiring director and writer of a personal/fashion/movie/book/travel blog. She’ll be writing about pretty much anything under the sun.