It is important for a company to have the right mix between old and young, experienced and maybe less experienced employees. Some companies prefer to hire employees with a lot of know-how and hands-on experience. However, one thing is for sure: It is always an advantage to have young and motivated people in your company. So, what are those benefits?
Generation Y, born between the 1980s to the early 2000s, also known as the Millennials,
are eager to continuously learn and develop themselves, plus they never stop exploring because of their thirst for knowledge. Young employees are really enthusiastic about their first job and they want to prove what they have learned so far.
Motivate your workforce
Introducing a young person to your workforce could be a chance to develop also their team- and training skills. Younger people have new, fresh ideas and also new solution approaches. Furthermore team members can get highly motivated due to the enthusiasm of a younger person.
Younger people grew up with the Internet, mobile phones and many more innumerable technological devices. When sometimes experienced employees get confused with modern technology or just Excel Sheets, the Millennials can help them using time-saving shortcuts and formulas. Generation Y has an unique knowledge in technology which should not be missing in your company.
Social Media Fluency
Speaking of technological expertise, Social Media is becoming bigger and bigger and it is unavoidable for a company not using at least one Social Media channel. It is a must-have nowadays and the Millennials grew up with it. More experienced employees sometimes feel not comfortable working with Social Media channels, younger people can help them getting used to it and maybe to really start liking it.
Due to the fact that the world is growing together and young people grew up in a connected world, they have made friends all over the world. Their network not only consists of people from one continent but of people from all over the world. This could be very helpful concerning the internationalization of your company. Furthermore this worldwide network is nowadays easier to maintain thanks to Social Media and the Internet …and so the circle is complete.
All in all, it can be said that having Millennials in your company is not only necessaryut essential and a great investment for the future of your company.