What the Millennial Workforce Takeover Means for Internal Communications
uStudio | Podcasting
As of 2017, more than one third of American workers (35%) were Millennials, making them now the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, according to the Pew Research Center’s analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Given that Millennials only started making their way into the workforce in the late 1990s, this means rapid change--the kind of sea change that’s difficult for even the best organizations to keep up with.
But it’s especially important to take note of these two important characteristics about Millennials:
Taken together, Millennials’ distinct cravings to learn and grow, coupled with their technology expectations and preferences separate them from past generations in the workforce - and present unique challenges for internal communications, enablement and training.
As purebred digital natives, Millennials’ content consumption habits and preferences are generally far ahead of the capabilities usually offered by most IT departments.
So what does all of this mean for internal communications, enablement and training professionals? Having worked with many large organizations to enable a variety of communication modernization programs, we recommend the following:
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