27 Ways to Prepare Gen Y Employees for Leadership RolesMay 18th, 2011
Why do smart companies, large and small, spend so much time seeking ways to retain Millennials (a.k.a. Gen Y) and groom them for leadership? It’s truly boils down to basic math.
According to the Employment Policy Foundation (EPF), our country is at the beginning of a labor shortage of approximately 35 million skilled and educated workers, which is estimated to continue over the next two decades – especially now that Baby Boomers are starting to retire at an estimated rate of 1 every 8 seconds.
Out of necessity, Millennials – many of whom may only have one to three years of career experience – are moving into management roles much sooner (and younger!) than the generations before them did – and are expected to perform in these roles successfully. That’s why many companies also hire me to conduct my leadership training workshops and seminars for their Gen Y workforce!
Based on these facts, CareerBuilder.com invited me to write a 3-part series addressing this topic to help employers better retain and groom their Millennial talent for leadership.
All you have to do is submit a 1-2 sentence answer to this question: “What advice do you have for working with Millennials?” (submit to CareerBuilder.com in the comments section of the third article below).
Ten (10) lucky winners will be drawn at random by CareerBuilder.com! But their contest ends tomorrow, May 20th, so submit your answer today. Click here for entry info!
To read my 3-part series, simply click on the links below:
Part One: Six Ways to Retain Your Gen Y Employees
And many thanks to Mary Lorenz, staff writer at CareerBuilder.com and manager of CareerBuilder’s popular blog, TheHiringSite.com. Mary is who contacted me about writing for them. Thank you, Mary, for your interest and support!
Bye for now,
4 Responses to “27 Ways to Prepare Gen Y Employees for Leadership Roles”
Leave a Reply