Millennials moving into management have vastly different learning expectations

Millennials are the most educated generation to-date and are entering the workforce at a later age. Having grown up in a technology-enabled era, they are also a highly visual generation. YouTube videos are one of their most trusted learning resources. And, having also grown up with mobile phones and the Internet, they like consuming content in bite-sized chunks and on-demand.

Millennials also have exceedingly high expectations of their employers. They are nakedly ambitious, impatient for advancement and want their employers to invest in their training and growth. If they don’t get satisfaction out of their job, or the skill development they’d hoped for, they’ll not hesitate to move on. That said, millennials want to make a difference in their job and in the world around them. If an employer gives them what they desire, provides them with the right kind of training and learning, and connects that learning to impact, they may very well earn that employee’s loyalty for life.

  • 1 in 3 workers today in America are millennials between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • 54% of millennials want to hear from their boss more frequently.
  • Nearly 70% of millennials agree they can find a YouTube video on anything they want to learn.
  • 70% of millennials indicate they are receiving no leadership training at all.
  • Of all the benefits offered by employers, millennials value training and development the most.
“Over 300 years of economic history, the principal and most enduring mechanism for the distribution of wealth and reduction of inequality is the diffusion of skills and knowledge”
- Thomas Piketty

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