Millennials are a crucial part of the workforce, making up about 38 percent, and the key to attracting and retaining this generation depends heavily on employee engagement.
“If you can engage them, they are more likely to stay with your organization and be committed to your organization,” said Nate Dvorak, a consultant at Gallup. “Their openness to new job opportunities reduces by 30 percent if they’re fully engaged workers.”
Encouraging employee engagement benefits the entire organization. “As you increase the level of engagement in a specific work team, their productivity increases as well,” Dvorak said, adding that engaged employees have 37 percent lower absenteeism, 25 percent lower turnover, 60 percent fewer quality defects, 12 percent higher customer metrics, 18 percent higher productivity and 16 percent higher profitability over the lowest engaged employees.
Dvorak has found several key ways employers can engage millennials in the workforce. He shared his thoughts based on feedback from 25 million employees over the past five years during The NATSO Show 2016. More