To kick off this week's LEED Edition, we have the 2016 Hot Employee Engagement trends by Sarah Brennan of Accelir. We are fortunate to have been featured as one of the hot trends for the upcoming year. The other great articles we would like to highlight this week include a piece on the myths about the Millennial employee and another one on how technology and culture drive each other in a virtuous circle. Finally, to cap off, we have a insightful article about how employee engagement is a critical factor in building a resilient workforce.
"The new millennial workforce desires clear feedback. They like to know on a regular basis how they are doing. They want to have a conversation where they can talk about things they are doing well, areas they can improve and new projects where they could add value."
" "Entitled, tech-driven job hoppers." That’s how some people might describe millennials, but Brad Harrington was tired of hearing the stereotypes. "I’ve always had difficulty swallowing assumptions, and I was seeing millennials with a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed." "
"Apart from the typical communication tools, technology goes much further, even allowing us to reward workers in the moment. Gamification, intra-company social networks and external applications all play a role when it comes to maintaining the health and well-being of employees."
"Engaged workers are more likely to stay with their employers for longer, reducing pressure on recruiting teams. A vibrant, invested workforce is also more attractive to job candidates - especially to millennials in their quest to find jobs that are fulfilling and inspiring."
"Millennials want continual feedback and recognition to feel connected to your organization. This involves connecting daily, and the real need to create a culture to which they feel they belong. Multi-generational teams are a great way to build an engaged work culture, and not only with Millennials."