By Diego Hervás – With numbers close to 75 million, Millennials have officially overtaken Baby Boomers as the largest generation. They’re making an impact on the world and changing the face of the workforce. How to attract and retain these technology savvy, mobile and social focused employees is a consideration for both customers and channel partners alike.
The media seems to focus on the challenges of Millennials in the workplace. Before you believe the hype, take a closer look at the benefits they bring, and why you (and your customers) definitely want them to be a part of your team.
1. They’re the first to appreciate and understand next-generation technology.
If there’s one thing we know about Millennials, it is the value they put on technology, especially when it is used effectively within the workplace.
They do not want to work with outdated hardware or software, and it might be fair to say they only want to work with cutting-edge, next-generation technology. It is not about an unwillingness to work with old machinery or a snobbery about their preferences being better than yours; it is about making smart decisions. Having a host of technology-hungry, industry savvy salespeople and marketers in your arsenal can encourage you to make smart choices about the technology you use inside your own doors, as well as give you valuable insights into how you can improve the way your customers work.