How to Make Millennials Happy at Work


How to reach Millennials is a topic that seems to be ever present in the training and business world. In 10 years, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce, and companies are paying big money to learn how to meet the needs of this demographic.

In recent years a lot of myths and biases have developed around those born in 1980-2000. Lenny DeFranco from Grovo recently wrote an article providing insight and de-mystifying Millennials. The article, Yes, Millennials are Real. Here’s What We Want, is worth reading in its entirety, but if you just want the quick answer to what Millennials want from their employer, without fully understanding the why’s and how’s, then here you are – DeFranco’s top five ways to make Millennials happy:

  1. Help them get better.
  2. Be genuine about their success.
  3. Tell the truth.
  4. Allow personal technology.
  5. Try not to use the word millennial.