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Engaging the Millennial Workforce

Business owners and those in management positions know the value of securing talented, dedicated, and engaged employees. In order to\ maintain the best team of workers for the company, it is essential for business executives to have profitable employee engagement practices. When employees are engaged wholeheartedly, it brings a depth of value to the company that is priceless. Employers can ensure a measure of employee engagement success by simply catering to the demographic of employees that make up the workforce.  Millennials make up the largest portion of the workforce today; it is estimated by the year 2020 millennials will make approximately 46 % of the workforce. Let’s look at 3 characteristics of millennials and how employers can tap into this knowledge to optimize engagement.

 

Millennials are team-players and very collaborative

Open spaces in the workplace are desirable for this demographic. Instead of boxed in areas and closed doors, businesses are discovering innovative ways to create offices that have no real concrete boundaries. The result may look something like this or this.

 

Millennials value corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Millennials not only value CSR, but they make it a priority in life. It influences many of their decisions. Here is what the research reveals:

  • 84 % of millennials are influenced about purchases they make.
  • 78% are influenced about where to work.

If a business has taken on corporate social responsibility in some manner, millennials will be attracted to it. This can be done in any number of ways depending on the type and size of the business. Workplace design can reflect carefulness for earth’s resources. Energy-efficient buildings, custom-made furniture, and solar lighting are a few ideas for businesses to consider.

 

Millenials are tech-savvy and connected

It should be noted, millennials are adept at accomplishing several tasks at once; their technological knowledge and speed is a boost for any company. The use of audio-visual material in the workplace is appealing to this generation. However, seamless AV integration is a must for the tech-savvy millennials.

 

Millennials are definitely the workforce of the present and the future; understanding them is the first step in engaging them for the future. The workplace environment can be a factor to attract this demographic if it is designed properly. At Tangram we develop modern floor plans with artistic style, technological integration, and custom-made furniture to meet the need of every business. If you would like to discuss this topic further, please contact us today!