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Employee Motivation Alert: New Report Presents Compelling Evidence for Motivating Gen Y Employees
The Employment Motivation industry just got its wake-up call: Youth Enterprises, LLC's latest innovation: 3 Things you can do now to spark Gen Y motivation in the workplace. www.GenYSuccessZone.com
By: Youth Enterprises, LLC
Supervisors say that Millennials, or Generation Y, employees lack skill, are demanding, impatient, and far from loyal. Many managers and business owners report startling stories about this generation and motivating them seems to be at the center of most problems. As Tinker Barnett of Youth Enterprises said, “Although loved dearly at home, Gen Y can be a challenge at work, especially when bosses just do not know how to motivate them."
It is a multi-generation workplace today. In the workforce five years now, Gen Y employees bring a different set of values, attitudes and beliefs through the door than do older generations. Motivations that have worked well for years need to be altered a bit for this generation. It has become clear that managers and business owners do not have sufficient knowledge of Gen Y to spark their best performance.
So, what are the choices? Managers can stay confused and frustrated. They can ignore the problem until the Gen Y new-hires leave or until the entire workplace is in turmoil. They can give up on them, as some have done and refuse to hire anyone under age 30. They can deny new information about Gen Y, preferring to dwell on negative aspects. They can also lose their company’s competitive edge because they do not keep Gen Y around long enough to integrate the latest technology.
Managers can stay frustrated and yet, the hard truth is that they have no choice; at some point, and much sooner than most realize, owners, managers and workers will need to be replaced. Thousands of Baby Boomers are planning their getaways from the workplace at this moment. Business owners are just now beginning to wonder, who will take their place and Jane's place, and Bob's place, and so on. Youth Enterprises at http://www.GenYSuccessZone.com has identified several quick and easy first steps that are most important for job motivation of Millennials:
Step #1: Don't necessarily believe what you hear. With understanding of generational differences the negative descriptors of Gen Y - lack of skill, demanding, impatient, and not so loyal - reflect good qualities - they like training, are assertive, they adapt quickly and get bored, and they are loyal to their bosses and to family and friends.
Step#2: Text them. If you are not texting Gen Y, start now. This is how they communicate best and you will have your answer in no time at all.
Step#3: Get to know Generation Y. The PEW Research Center reports that “only 34% of U.S. households have children today, resulting in a rising share of adults with little daily contact with young people” and therefore, no way of knowing much about them. Go to places where young people go, like school events or church youth groups. Volunteer to tutor them or work with them on community projects. Listen to their music and its messages once in a while or read about them and what they read. Search for positive media about Gen Y. It’s there.
These three employee motivation steps are just part of an entire ‘motivating Millennial employees’ solution.
For media inquiries, to arrange for an interview or an expert quote, please contact Tinker Barnett at 970-245-5707. http://www.GenYSuccessZone.com
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Youth Enterprises, LLC helps businesses get top performance from their young Millennial-Gen Y employees, saving thousands in turnover costs and lost productivity. We bridge the generation gap with Baby Boomer and Millennial workplace teaching and coaching.
Page Updated Last on: Feb 16, 2011