In this blog series, we focus on insights from millennials and how you can focus on attracting millennials to manufacturing.
We have discussed perks that Millennials look for in a company and how millennials thrive in an intimate work environment . It is important to Millennials that they feel like a person, not just a number and they love frequent feedback. Millennials value a challenging and trusting work environment; they also desire a clear career roadmap. Millennials also desire to feel a part of the ‘bigger picture’ and look for employment at companies they feel will give them a sense of purpose. Foster a culture of charitable caring and a connected team environment and you are well on your way to attracting Millennials to manufacturing.
Graham’s working over 40 hours every week, but he’s getting tired of it. The work is fine and the pay is great, but he just doesn’t feel comfortable. Each day, the entire team comes in, puts their heads down, and goes to work. There’s no comradery, and he doesn’t connect with anybody. He’s considering looking for another opportunity, one where he doesn’t mind coming in every day.
Graham isn’t the only person who cares about workplace environment, even if he’s the most sensitive to it. Here’s what a good work environment will lead to:
If you want to attract Millennials to manufacturing, you need a great work environment. People must feel comfortable being themselves at work. This starts up top. Foster a trusting, open environment by building a relationship with your employees and keeping lines of communication open.
Here are some other tips to building a connective work environment:
Once you’ve focused on your work environment, Graham’s attitude will be infectious. You’ll be attracting Millennials and top-tier talent before you know it!