21 Sep 2018

Companies must ignore false pre-conceptions about millennial workers and instead, should implement strategies that harness the potential of the country’s future business leaders.

As part of our ongoing Zebra Project, we hosted an event with business leaders and a group of millennials – those born between 1984 and 1996 – to discuss perceptions of young people and work.

A recent CBI survey revealed the angst that some companies have about millennials, showing that nearly a third (32 per cent) of 344 firms were dissatisfied with the “attitudes and behaviours of self-management and resilience” of graduates.

Our discussion revealed that companies must not assume everything they read about millennials is true. The conversation also served as a reminder that regardless of age, we are all human beings with similar motivations, desires, and concerns in the workplace.

Participants deemed attracting and retaining the younger cohort a crucial factor in ensuring the long-term success of a business amid the rapid pace of change in employment structures and technology.

Read the full article now on The Zebra Project website.