#WorkTrends Recap: How to Attract and Retain Millennial Talent

As more baby boomers retire, the workforce is opening wider to accept the next generation of leadership… the millennials.  It’s predicted that millennials will be three quarters of the workforce by 2025.

There’s a lot of talk about what it takes to attract, fascinate, engage and retain this often times misunderstood generation of workers.

This week on the #WorkTrends show, host Meghan M. Biro and her special guest Alice Liang, head of product at discussed what employers must provide their employees to most effectively attract and retain this generation of talent.

Alice talked about what experiences have shaped the millennial generation and how businesses need to understand these experience in order to recruit this cohort.

Here are a few other key points that Alice shared with the community:

  • Millennials are very comfortable with #technology and being on social platforms after-hours
  • It is common for millennials to expect their leader or manager to also be a mentor
  • Meaningful work for millennials is starting to mean a career that is a core facet of our identity.

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