A common conversation in the media as of late has been focused on
the Millennial Generation. They are now officially the largest generation,
in population, and much of this conversation is centered around
their attitudes and how to attract this young talent to companies.
Individuals outside of the Millennial age group have made careers
informing companies what they believe it is that Millennials want, and why.
Instead of listening to third parties and their ideas about what attracts
these young professionals to companies and how to keep their loyalty,
Ellington reached out to three individuals in the described age bracket for
their input. Below are the three most impactful insights from that discussion:
1. Contrary to the new “hotel” desk trend, Millennial staff prefer to have their own dedicated desk or work area.
2. Interaction and collaboration with their seniors is highly valued as a way to learn and progress within their respective fields.
3. Extra common areas such as games rooms and lounge areas in the office space are valued if the culture and upper management also make use of the areas themselves.
Contributed by Rick Comish