Jayne Ronayne

It’s no secret that behind every great organisation is an even greater team of people. As Sir Richard Branson often says "A company is it's people".

This is why employees have always been the priority within any organisation, no matter what the size. Engaged employees are a company's number one competitive advantage as they have higher profitability , customer loyalty and lower attrition.

At the moment, organisations are trying to adjust, strategise and create a workplace to engage this new generation called “Millennials”. The millennial generation were born between 1980 and 1995 and have very different working styles then the generations before them. The challenge is how do we demystify this generation and understand how to engage them?

At KonnectAgain, we partner with organisations to help engage and retain employees. We often hear of the challenges organisations have with Millennials, so we felt it was important to facilitate a conversation around this! We brought together both Work Behaviour Experts, Training and Business Leaders to facilitate this important conversation on Redesigning the Workplace for Millennials.

We kicked off the event at the end of June in Dublin, Ireland.   It event sold out which really validated the demand for information around such critical business topics.  We had attendees representing various industries and sizes of organisations, such as Google, Telefonica, Vodafone, Groupon, Oracle and HR Headquarters.  

From the event, it was apparent that these three things stood out in importance for engaging with Millennials;

  • Company culture trumps salary & perks. Organisations must allow for flexibility within the workplace.
  • The onboarding process needs to start before employees join and should be focused on what matters to these generations (mission & values, career and personal development).
  • The Importance of having Boomerang Employees (rehires) as part of an organisations Recruitment Strategy.

To download the full report on Redesigning the Workplace for Millennials please click here.

KonnectAgain will continue to host similar events to bring together Thought Leaders on important business trends and topics. If this is of interest, please click here to be kept up to date!


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