Dear businesses: this is why you should have millennials on board

What are millennials actually adding to your company? There are many negative and totally unjustified preconception about this hard-working group. We want to break through these prejudices! It's time to take a look at what millennials really add to the company. Why should you hire them?

Millennials are eager to perform
Millennials have an enormous urge to perform. They are eager to show what they bring to the table, so they perform. If you look closely you can see this reflected back in their use of social media. Do you know any millennials? Look at their Instagram account. It is most likely jampacked with pictures showing off how good they have it.

They focus on their strengths

Millennials have the tendency to focus less on their lesser qualities and pay more attention to their strength. They assume that their weaknesses cannot be turned into exceptionally strong qualities and therefore continue to focus on developing their inherent talents. Millennials want to be able to make the most of their strengths and develop them further through education, workshops and training. They want to grow and develop into the best versions of themselves.

They are critical - in the best way possible
Admit it: do you find it difficult to take a critical look at yourself and your company? Millennials don’t! Give a millennial the task to critically analyze your company. Millennials are not afraid to tell you how it is. And this is the reason you need a millennial on board. It will end up benefiting the company.

They want to learn from you
Millennials want to learn from you as a boss, or rather as a coach. Take advantage of this! Today, leadership is about sharing knowledge. Give this Generation challenges. They thrive on these. If you do, they will also get the impression that you are entrusting them with important tasks. Coach when necessary, but also let them make mistakes (when possible). Millennials want to learn, not just be told what to do. So, give them their space and who knows, they might even surprise you!

Millennials give importance to their work
They don't just go to a job to "serve their time", they have better things to do. They want a job where they can add value. Besides, the fact that they want to further develop themselves, means they also want to take your company to a higher level. They want challenges, responsibilities and they want to be involved in higher level projects. Whoever said millennials are not loyal?

They can empathize with your customers
Did you know that millennials make up a significant portion of our population? It is therefore logical that they are well represented within companies. It is extremely important for companies to be able to empathize with the customer and a millennial could serve this enormous target group well.

As you can see, there are many reasons to invite millennials into your company. They are critical, smart, eager to learn and efficient. So, ditch those biases and find out what they can do for you. Contact us and we will help you further.

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