This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.
Let’s face it: Millennials are different. As such, their onboarding process should be different and very unlike the onboarding process experienced by Gen Xrs and Boomers. In fact, the very first weeks of a Millennial’s employment will largely determine their career trajectory within your organization.
A 2014 Bentley University Study revealed that the majority of Millennial graduates gave themselves a C- when it came to their level of preparedness to enter the workforce. Thus, when they arrive at your company’s door, the importance of your onboarding process takes on a whole new meaning. This statistic really underscores the importance of onboarding for this all-important generation (as of last year, the largest single generation in the workforce).
Inspired by a recent keynote presentation I gave on the subject, here are the eight sure-fire ways to properly onboard Millennials such that they are not only retained, but also are fully engaged members of your team: