They’re the next generation of leaders. They’re the future of our workforce. They’re often maligned, or thought to want it all without having to put in the hard yards. Some say they’re lazy narcissists, while others brand them as energized optimists.
There’s so much conflicting information swirling around out there that it’s hard to know what to believe and where you should dedicate your precious resources. What do you do if one survey tells you that millennials want a large starting salary and fast-tracked career path, but another tells you they prefer independence and a positive work environment?
We think we’ve managed to cut through these inconsistencies. Each year, Revelian asks thousands of millennials to tell us what they want in their ideal job. We give them a set of 20 different work values, and ask them to rank them in order of importance. It’s a different and unique approach: it forces people to decide which of the 20 elements are actually the most valuable to them, as opposed to those that are still important – just not as important.
This gives us something pretty special: a clear indication of the things that millennials really prioritise and value at work.
We’d like to share our top 5 with you, with some quick tips for how you can incorporate them into your organisation and reap the rewards of more engaged millennials.
Melinda Garcia joined Revelian in 2007 and quickly became an indispensable part of our Research & Development team. She’s one of the people who works diligently behind the scenes to ensure our tests are valid, accurate and up-to-date. Melinda also project-managed the development and launch of Australia’s first game-based assessment, Wasabi Waiter, and is currently working on our next suite of innovative, cutting edge game-based assessments. She loves the challenge of creating new and engaging ways to obtain accurate and reliable data to help organisations make better people decisions.
Having completed a Masters of Organisational Psychology, Melinda is a registered psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society.