Workplace lore has it that a manager who hires a Millennial is facing a number of challenges. Among them: how to engage and retain a generation marked as me-centric, fickle, not versed in social business etiquette and prone to jumping ship six months after utilizing an expensive bout of training. Yet Millennials are now the majority of Photo Credit: Big Stock Imagesthe workforce — and they’re not kids anymore. They’re already rising up through the ranks to positions of leadership, in some cases they’re building credible and thriving organizations themselves. It’s time to start tending our talent pipelines with a sense of their maturity and potential — which means deepening our commitment to employee engagement in ways that fully embrace our new skills and mindsets.
Here are four ways to push employee engagement and optimize your leadership pipeline: