One of the most dominant groups in today’s workforce are Millennials. According to this study by Pew Research Centre, millenials have surpassed Gen Xers to become the largest labour force in the market. They form 53.5% of the workforce!
The term ‘millenial’ has been in circulation for quite a while now. It defines a group of people who were born between the years between the early 1980s and the late 1990s.
There’s an old saying that goes, ‘one man’s meat is another man’s poison’. The basic meaning is this: what works for one person may not work for another. Before Millennials exploded on the job scene, the majority of the workforce consisted of Gen X folks. Most of today’s HR practices and software tend to be geared towards them. And while Gen X is still a part of the work force, they are not the only large demographic. What works for Gen X does not necessarily work for Millennials.
Millennials are more inclined to follow careers that appeal to them, or quit careers that do not appeal to them. They are media savvy, liberal in their views and more inclined to maintaining a good work-life balance. Employee engagement is not just a buzzword for them. And what is more, a large chunk of them who happen to be in the 18 to 25 age group are just entering the workforce. So how can you engage a group of people who are as diverse as they are plenty?
Here is how Engagedly – a performance management software that incorporates elements of employee engagement, can help.
Performance Management Streamlined
Nobody likes the dreaded annual performance review, least of all millenials. What is to love about a storied HR process that comes around once a year and leaves employees feeling inadequate? Nothing at all. One of Engagedly’s biggest and best features is its performance management system. This system is easy, customizable and efficient. And the best part of it, it’s allows the HR manager to carry out a performance review process more than once a year!
Praise and Recognition
Praise and recognition are both important when you want to keep employees engaged. Most people feel good when their work or their abilities are praised and recognized. Engagedly understands that and actively believes that recognizing employees is what drives them to do better. Engagedly’s Praise feature allows users to praise each other and share a colleague’s achievements with the rest of the organization.
Continuous Feedback Is Necessary
Feedback is vital to an organization’s success. And it’s a point that cannot be stressed enough. Engagedly feedback feature not only allows you to give feedback easily, but it also allows you to follow up on feedback and keep track of all the feedback you give about an employee throughout the year so that you can make use of it during your annual performance review.
Goals and Objectives
Without goals and objectives, it’s hard to put your best foot forward. Goals and objectives might seem like a new-fangled idea to many people who worked in HR during the 70’s and 80’s but it is the foundation on which
Core Values To Believe In
Organizational values are important to millennials. Values can unite employees and help them work towards a common cause. Engagedly allows you to set organization values that you can change as your organization grows. Because that’s important too.
Social Media Savvy
Now more than ever, technology has begun to play a big part in our lives. Social media especially plays a big part in our life. Millennials grew up with social media and heavily utilize social media to communicate. Engagedly has a an entire feature devoted to communication that allows users in an organization to communicate as if they were on a social network. An even better bonus, Engagedly’s inbuilt social media feature means that you no longer need to filter work friends on your personal social media accounts!
To know more about what Engagedly can do, or how Engagedly can help you, request a demo!