What Do Millennial IT Pros Need to Know?

The Millennial members of ESP’s team weigh in on how their own professional experiences and their recruitment interactions with Millennial IT pros have shaped their view of the Millennial generation, and provide some advice to their peers in the tech field

What Do Millennial IT Pros Need to KnowIn many ways, the challenges of a Millennial workforce have already been addressed. The internet has produced extensive myth-busting content about the Millennial generation, as well as tips to help bridge the gap between Millennials and older generations. We’ve learned that there are gaps even within the Millennial generation that can cause workplace tension, and that ultimately, Millennials are comprised of individuals with unique needs in much the same way as their predecessors’ generations were. But the question remains – why do Millennial stereotypes persist, and how can we end them for good? Perhaps the answer involves Millennials looking inward to identify the ways they are perpetuating these stereotypes, and seeking solutions that will turn the talk in their favor.

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How to Work With Millennials

Millennials See the World DifferentlyWhile our prolonged winter weather may have you confused, May has indeed arrived, and with it brings lots of new college graduates to the job market. A millennial could become your next co-worker or employee, and we thought it would be helpful for you to understand how to work with the newcomers in order to make the most of the multigenerational workforce.

Here are a few tips:

1. Set Goals and Let Them Dive In

Millennials and new grads are accustomed to living highly scheduled lives and juggling multiple tasks. By setting goals for the team, each generation can reach the goal in their own way. 53% of millennials prefer to dive into executing a project instead of writing out a detailed plan while 33% of those 55 and over prefer the project check list. Clarifying end goals will help ensure that the millennial has the correct focus in mind and will execute it correctly. They want to be ‘hands on’ and they want to learn new things. Let them contribute to the team and chances are they’ll exceed your expectations.

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