A study from the Kenan-Flagler Business School gives us extensive insight about millennials along with some analysis by Matt Miller, a Forbes contributor (“Why You Should Be Hiring Millennials [Infographic]” 7/3/12).  From that study, we learn millennials are very confident about their marketability, even in our current economy.  For example, 43% feel very confident to extremely confident they could find another job right now.

Now pay attention to this—70% plan to get a new job once the economy improves.  Smart companies will capitalize on all the knowledge the Kenan-Flagler Business School study provides.  Employee engagement is always important, but it seems especially critical with our millennials today.

Most companies do not want to experience a 70% turnover rate in an entire demographic segment within their workforce.  Nevertheless, that could easily happen, and it will happen if companies do not successfully engage their millennials.



About James Meadows

Currently I serve as a training team manager for Johnson Controls at a customer-care center in Kansas City. Additionally, I am a business consultant, a freelance corporate writer, an Assembly of God ordained minister, a Civil Air Patrol chaplain, and a blogger. I believe we are living in the most fascinating times of human history. To maximize the opportunities these times present, I have a passionate interest in leadership development and organizational success, both of which I view as inextricably linked.

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