How you develop new hires is critical to retaining them, according to Mary Jawgiel, program director, Industrial Careers Pathway in How to Navigate Key HR Issues in 2017. “It’s not your grandfather’s workforce anymore,” Jawgiel said.
There are distinct differences in what millennials want from a workplace. Younger employees say they prefer to be on a clear and specific career development plan, so not providing one – or dropping their training options after a year or two – can be risky.
“You don’t stay in one place because you’re getting a paycheck," said Jawgiel. "Millennials want more. They want to feel valued, they want to feel like they’re contributing.”
Invest in training and in making your younger workers a valued part of your team, and they will deliver returns.
Read more about closing the generation gap in How to Navigate Key HR Issues in 2017.