Friday 7 February 2020
Inside Learning Technologies e-Magazine Page 8
Going all out to captivate millennials It’s a hot topic these days. Millennials are quite a handful. They’re generally perceived as job hoppers who are less motivated and enjoy their work less than older generations. But are they, really? The results from a recent trend report tell an entirely different story. Every year, GoodHabitz conducts research to gain insight into the learning needs and behaviour of British employees. This year, it zoomed in on millennials in particular - after all, this much-discussed generation will dominate the workplace in the upcoming decades. According to Forbes Magazine, millennials will comprise a whopping 75% of the global workforce by 2025. And, as people often say, they want to do things radically differently compared to previous generations. Or do they?
What do they really want? What do they expect from employers? How do they feel about their jobs? What’s their work ethic? And how loyal are they, exactly? Millennials are motivated and inspired If you think that millennials have very different learning needs and characteristics, you might be surprised. As far as employee satisfaction goes, there isn’t much difference between millennials and older generations. Contrary to popular belief, British millennials do feel adequately challenged at work - even more so than older generations