How to Get Millennials Ready for Jobs
Millennials, for all their ups and downs, are rapidly taking on the workforce with tech-driven, focused on change, ways to make their workplaces better. With the non-millennials who head those workforces getting more and more young people into their businesses, they need to make some changes to accommodate them.
Some already exist, such as paid time off, remote and gig based opportunities, and even amenities to allow workers to connect with one another during the office hours. These increases help keep coworkers around, but many businesses are missing the high tech element.
Rooting in the past, but needing the future
Millennials are becoming more and more reliant on high technology and fast communication. That will not only allow them to become better workers but also increase their production throughout the day. Business owners will need to tech up and keep their technology up to date in order to draw the workforce in and have them stick around.
One of the ways millennials want to be informed by technology is through online education. Traditional lectures and such are being overshadowed by the accessibility of the internet’s knowledge. If the young people are educated via technology and methods such as videos or podcasts, it can help them retain knowledge and learn at their own pace.
Communication is also something that needs an upgrade, and incorporating social media, instant messaging, blogs, and other modern systems is expected alongside the more traditional systems of writing emails or giving phone calls
Using many methods of management
Getting a multipart project done can require many teams to use many pieces of different software, as well as messaging and other communication apps and business owners need to understand and ensure that these systems can work with one another and communicate with one another in order for everyone to be on the same page.
With the growth in technology that will keep changing as businesses adopt AI and other methods, young workers need to be just as adaptable and able to understand the latest cutting-edge technology that businesses will bring to the table.
They will need to create a budget of time and resources to educate themselves and use what they are learning, either on their own or with help from employers. Then once the skills needed for the present are mastered, they can then move to think about what skills are needed for the future of the workplace.
Relevancy is a race and those who can keep up with and even surpass it are the most valuable for companies. It isn’t all speed though, as millennials will also have to have soft skills for things that never change: such as needs for leaders, communication, and critical thinking.
Things change and stay the same
With all the change happening in the business world, both young workers and their older bosses need to stay on top of changes in the industry and work together to ensure that everyone remains relevant in today’s age.