Young adults are now a major part of the workforce. The group of people whom you hate because they only care about video gaming and social media are now entering different industries to work. Given their educational background and experience, you might decide to hire some of them. As they start to work, they gradually prove you wrong. You learned that these young employees have a lot to offer and they are for keeps.
company is not under your control though. These people might decide that it is
not in their best interest to stay. You have to anticipate the possibility that
they will leave. These are some possible reasons why they would decide to quit
They do not trust the company
When you were
younger, your primary reason to enter the workforce is to earn enough money and
save. These days, young people are becoming less selfish and more concerned
about others. Therefore, they do not feel satisfied working with a company
that is only profit-based. They also want companies that care about
others and help solve problems. When they were already hired to do the job,
they will know the ins and outs of the business. If they are turned off, they
might decide to leave.
leadership is too old-fashioned
You might say
that you have been in the industry for a long time and you have what it takes
to lead. However, your previous experience might not be suitable with the demands
of the modern times. As a result, you become too old-fashioned for these young
employees. You still have tough rules on office fashion. You keep on calling
people for a meeting even if it does not produce results. You micromanage the
team because you don’t trust people to do their job. You do not consider people
who are starting a family. If your way of thinking does not suit what these
young professionals want, they will most likely leave.
invest in growth
employees do not want to be bombarded with routine tasks. They want to have the
chance to learn a lot from their job experience. They may decide to leave or
stay, but the point is that they want to get something out of their experience.
If you do not care
about their growth, these employees might decide to leave. Again,
money is not the only reason for them to stay. They will look for other
companies where they feel that they have lots of chances to grow.
They do not
see the point
You need to have
clear objectives and vision
in running a business. Some employees do not care about it, but most
young people do. They do not want to invest their time working for a company
that does not contribute anything to the society. They also do not see the
relevance of what they are working on to the bigger picture.
Given these reasons,
you need to evaluate how you run the business, and how you can maximize the
strong workforce that you have. Otherwise, you could lose them all this year.
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