Whether you own a small business, run a multinational corporation, or fall somewhere in between the two, chances are you employ millennials in your organization. A millennial is someone who was born between the years of 1981 and 1997, and while it has taken some time for them to get a good foothold in the workforce, they have arrived and are here to stay.
Contrary to popular opinion, millennials provide a host of benefits to businesses of all sizes. It is true that you will notice a cultural shift as more millennials become part of the company, and while that can take some adjustment, the advantages of hiring a millennial far outweigh any negatives.
The Technical Generation
There’s no disputing the fact that your new millennial hire has a distinct edge in the technical skill department. Unlike baby boomers or even many Generation X-ers, millennials were born into technology, and the learning curve is a short one. Unlike older employees that may need enhanced training, a millennial just “gets it” and they can be a valuable part of the team immediately in that regard.
A Breath of Fresh Air
There’s no better way to attract millennials as customers than to have them as employees. A millennial will have a much easier time creating marketing strategies and techniques that appeal to members of their own demographic. There will be no fear of using old or outdated language, imagery and concepts to bring in this vital segment of the marketplace when millennials are part of the marketing solution.
The Desire to Make a Difference
Many millennials are purpose-driven individuals and have a strong desire to make a difference in the world. Their ambition and desire to keep learning and move upwards through an organization can be utilized to help your company grow and evolve.
Millennials are changing the way that many businesses operate and how they view themselves as companies in the global landscape. Thomas Byrne Associates has strong relationships with job seeking, high-quality millennials ready to showcase their skills. Contact us today to start a discussion on your company needs.