By 2020, millennials will account for 35% of the world’s workforce. The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2018 found that millennials lack a sense of loyalty to their companies, with only 28% of millennial respondents thinking they would stay at their current organisation for more than 5 years. Unlike the generations of workers before them, millennials look for more than simple job stability and a competitive salary to stay loyal and engaged in their workplace.
With the surge of Generation Y workers, employees are expecting more from their employers, not only in terms of employee benefits but also in the tools and equipment they need for their roles. They expect to have the same level of technology at work that they use in their home life’s, such as super-fast internet and workplace tools that can be accessible on mobile devices that can help them multitask, work remotely and track productivity.
If organisations want to attract and retain top employee’s up-to-date technology is a must in the workplace. And it’s not just the millennials who feel this way, according to research by Kronos.
The Deloitte Survey also indicates that Millennials are motivated by a sense of shared purpose; they want to feel connected, important and impactful, and contribute to the ‘bigger picture’ – both within their organisation and outside of it. Organisations must prioritise employee engagement and ensure that their internal communication is capable of reaching their entire workforce, not forgetting those non-desk workers, that might not necessarily have access to email.
There has been a significant rise of organisations using employee engagement solutions to help solve the problems that may lead to employee disengagement, including those faced by millennials – such as employees feeling disconnected and dissatisfied with workplace communication. Our e-book Can technology solve the employee engagement crisis addresses the challenges surrounding employee engagement and investigates how mobile technology can lead to improved employee engagement, productivity and profit.
Despite how complex or specific your business requirements for employee engagement might be, the popularity of these platforms is only growing – meaning it is highly likely you will find at least one that fits your organisation’s needs perfectly. Meanwhile, if you would like to see a demo of StaffConnect, our award-winning mobile employee engagement platform please click here. You can also watch our short video to give you a better understanding of who we are and how we can help you meet your employee engagement goals.