It's official. Millennials have taken over the workforce. According to Pew Research Center analysis, millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce. It was inevitable that this would happen, it was just a question of when and that time has come. To help you brush up on the latest millennial news, this week's Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup is putting the spotlight on millennials.
1) Organizations Concerned About Leadership Programs For Millennials from Forbes
"Organizations worldwide have pinpointed a lack of capability when it comes to providing leadership programs for the millennial generation, according to Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report. The ability to develop leadership programs for millennials is cited as an area of weakness by 60% of HR and business leaders worldwide across all industries, according to a study of 3,300 business and HR leaders from 106 countries. The millennial generation has become an area of focus for organizations, said Tim Clayton-Ball, human capital partner at Deloitte."
I am a (older) milliennial. So that means I’m adaptable, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, a multitasker...as well as lazy, entitled, and a job hopper. I’d say some of those traits ring true to me personally. I also know some Gen Xers and Baby Boomers who have some of these tendencies too. A recent study showed that millennials prefer being physically present in the workplace versus telecommuting. This could also be true for most extroverts (who make up 50-74 percent of the population), regardless of age.
Yes, I’m a millennial because I fit within the age demographic. I am also female, am one of four children (shared the middle), grew up in Buffalo (go Sabres!), and started working at 15 (shout out to my first W-2 provider, Fowler’s). I think those aspects of my life also influenced my work ethic and preferences, in addition to the year I was born. I also hardly think I have similar wants and needs as someone 10 years younger than me (also a millennial).