Learn the power of inter generational teams and how to effectively work with people between 15-35.
You may have heard other business owners complain and working with Millennials.
- They are Entitled
- Job Hoppers
These is a pretty commonly accepted thoughts when it comes to why you should not hire Millennials to work in your company.
But what if you are missing out? What if the very thing your company needs to grow is contained in the brain of someone you are dismissing just because of their age. We wouldnt do that with older employees, so why do we fall into the trap of not hiring them?
What if they only need you to:
- Set Expectations
- Focus on Why They Would Want to Stay with Your Company
- Set and Explain Your Expectations
- Train Them
- Have a Thriving Company Culture
- Make Room For Them to Grow
First off you have to understand that a Millennial is anyone between the ages of 15 and 35. That is a pretty huge range to lump altogether. Next we need to take into account all the things the younger generation has grown up with. Simple things like the microwave and cell phone are as common as breathing for them. And on the other hand people under a certain age have never walked all the way up to the terminal to meet someone flying into an airport.
There are three categories of Millennials and who they are is shaped by some pretty major events:
- 29 to 35 – increased security post 9/11
- 22-28 – 2008 recession economics
- 15-21 – digitally native, computers – different learning – Everyone has cell phone, tablet, laptop
Before we abandon a whole generation (again 15-35!!) lets take a look at the misconceptions. What a Millennial can bring to the table and how we as good business owners can help them be an effective member of our team
Host Steve Kidd is joined by Lee Caraher the owner of Double Forte Marketing to talk with us on this episode of Thriving Entrepreneur about Millennials and Management