This week we’ve got articles around #Millennials and #EmployeeEngagement. As more millennials come into the workplace, the employee expectations from employers is changing. If you’re looking to keep your organization attractive to a new generation and provide them to opportunity to stay long-term, it’s worth checking the articles out below.

#1

The Worldwide Employee Engagement Crisis (Gallup)

If you thought employee engagement in the US was bad, according to Gallup only 15% of employees worldwide are engaged. I think the biggest reason engagement numbers are so low is because Human Resources in most companies don’t have enough of a say at the executive table. If HR departments are given a bigger voice and a long-term vision for developing engagement (it’s not a flip of the switch), we’ll see better engagement levels.

 

#2

College Grads Face Skills Gap in Workplace (Deloitte)

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Source: Mind the gaps: The 2015 Deloitte Millennial survey by Deloitte Global

Leadership, sales & marketing, general business knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, and financial skills are areas millennials express employers value/pay for but don’t feel like they are prepared for upon graduation. These are areas higher education can provide more support on for students.

#3

Technology to drive Employee Engagement (Business Standard)

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Majority of folks (77%) believe that annual performance reviews will yield to micro/instant feedback programs in the next 5 years. To bridge that gap, companies will need to invest in technology to support their employee engagement effort.

#4

Advantages Millennials Have Over Baby Boomers (Business 2 Community)

Flatter hierarchy, tech savyness, better balance, focus on impact, and outside interests make millennials a different generation compared to the baby boomers. I don’t think it’s “better” but just different. Focusing on “advantages” takes away many of the virtues Boomers bring (e.g. loyalty and face-to-face communication skills) to the workplace.

 

As always, thank you to those that liked, re-tweeted, or commented on the posts. See you on next week’s round up!

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