Best Practices for Managing Millennials in the Workplace

When the word “millennials” comes up in HR situations, it can sometimes be construed as “employees that are new to the workforce.” Today, this is far from true. Most millennials are in their 30s or late 20s, have been in the workforce for many years, and have long been considering career advancement or positions that benefit their work experience. The Bureau of Labor Statistics once predicted that by 2030, 75% of the workers in the United States would be millennials. 

For a group that is quickly becoming the dominant labor force in the country, millennials have deep struggles with the workplace. A Great Place to Work survey in 2021 indicated that only 44% of millennials at U.S. businesses are having a positive experience at work. That’s the lowest figure of any surveyed generation. Around 67% of millennials do not believe that management’s actions match their words. That’s a steep challenge for HR in the coming years. Let’s take a closer look at what millennials look for, and the best leadership structures for their generation.

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