These days, we keep hearing about the disengaged workforce and the struggle to retain talent. Coupled with that, Millennials are a growing segment of the workforce (by 2025, they will represent 75% of the global workforce) and are more demanding when it comes to job satisfaction. They are looking for meaningful work, flexibility and autonomy, and connection and mentoring.
Although some may roll their eyes, the truth is that these demands have resulted in a much-needed change in company culture and how we’ve traditionally thought about employees. We once functioned with a top-down approach that primarily benefited the employer; jobseekers were thus in the weaker position, waiting on companies to give them a coveted “job for life.”