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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The Millennial Divide

Bridging the Decade-Gap Among Millennials

For years the business world has talked of the “approaching” Millennial workforce. Conflict 3Researchers have shared how businesses can prepare for Millennials, particularly focusing on the technology related changes required to attract and best provide for a Millennial workforce. Today, in what may feel like a sudden shift, nearly the entire Millennial generation (anyone born between 1980 and 2000) has launched into the working world. In fact, those between the ages of 18 and 34 compose nearly 75% of the workforce.

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Bridging The Generational Gap In The Work Place

generation gapDo you know that up to five hours can be lost in a week as a result of intergenerational conflicts? Millennials have begun to flood the workplace over the last several years and the baby boomers don’t have plans to retire any time soon.  How can we get the generations to play nicely in the sandbox?

Baby Boomers have many years of experience that helps them do well in their jobs and makes them experts in the field.  Millennials are experts at technology and bring in fresh ideas and a new approach to work.  This is a great combination of skills if utilized well in the workplace.

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