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Strategies for Organizations to Engage the Millennial Generation

November 19, 2014


Employee engagement should be a priority for all organizations. A recent survey conducted by Gallup found that the majority of employees worldwide (63 percent) are "not engaged," meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes (Gallup 2013). Engagement is extremely important to companies, as high level of engagement in employees correlates directly to higher productivity. With millennials set to make up 75 percent of the workforce in the next ten years, it is critical that organizations find ways to engage them.

Employers must determine what type of compensation, rewards, recognition, or other incentives will meet the needs of millennials entering the workplace. Successfully meeting these needs will lead to an increase in employee morale and efficiency, as well as to greater long-term employee retention. The following suggestions address ways that organizations can meet the expectations of the millennial generation while also keeping them engaged in their work.

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Why the Millennials Are ImportantKPA Tami Boyer is a Sr. HR Client Advocate for KPA’s HR Management product line. Tami is a veteran of the United States Army and has previously worked as an HR Manager for Department of Defense contractors. Tami is PHR certified and has a Master’s Degree in Human Capital Management from the University of Denver.

Posted in: Human Resources Management, Millenials in the Workforce Tags: Employee, Engagement, force, Millennials, Work