How to Recruit and Retain Millennial Employees (Hint: Start by Building Community)

Higher Logic

Some companies naturally attract millennials. Lean on research, including studies and surveys, that flat-out asks millennials what they want. In the study, 88 percent of millennials polled preferred a collaborative work culture to that of a competitive one.

Your Millennials Are Frustrated

Jamie Notter

When we did our interviews with Millennials as part of the research for When Millennials Take Over , we were struck by how.perplexed the Millennials were with the way organizations are run. It's not that we need to do whatever the Millennials want.

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Why Building Community Online is Important When Attracting and Engaging Millennials


71% of American adults think that millennials are selfish. People look at millennials on their smartphones and tablets and say they’re focused on themselves, lacking engagement with other people. Member Engagement Online Community Public Social Networks Millennials

Understanding Millennials


In which Jamie shares a couple of tips about understanding Millennials. Read When Millennials Take Over , which was recently given a shout out by Harvard Business Review ! Curious to know more?

Millennials and The Rise of Virtual Volunteering

Higher Logic

How would you finish this sentence: “Millennials are __”? It turns out, as Millennials take #blessed selfies and appear entitled at work, they’re actually giving more time and money to charity than previous generations. Maybe Millennials aren’t as bad as the media makes them out to be.

The One Thing You Need to do to Attract Millennials

YourMembership Blog

Categories: Member Engagement + Retention Tags: millennials TIME Magazine published a recent article entitled The Me Me Me Generation. The subhead read “Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents.” Member Engagement + Retention millennials

There Are 100 Million Millennials - Are You Ready?

Higher Logic

Generations expert (and my co-author and partner) Jamie Notter recently posted this extensive article detailing some numbers research he has been doing around exactly how many Millennials there are. Millennials: 99 million. Millennials & Communities

Millennial Research Opportunity

Jamie Notter

In case you hadn’t heard yet, Maddie and I are doing some research for our next book, and we are looking specifically for the perspectives of Millennial employees in the workforce (even more specifically, ages 25 to 30, but we’re somewhat flexible). Millennials: we want YOU.

Review: When Millennials Take Over

Spark Consulting

I recently had the opportunity to read a review copy of When Millennials Take Over , a new book by Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant of Culture That Works designed to help us get past the freak out and to a “ridiculously optimistic” view of the future of work.

The Myth of Millennial Job-Hopping

Jamie Notter

I talk to a lot of people who worry about retaining Millennial employees. They are concerned that Millennials don't want to stay in any one job for long--that they will jump to a new job in a matter of months or just a year or two.

Learning from Millennials

Higher Logic

Ever since the Millennials started coming into the workforce about 10 years ago, we’ve been hearing a lot of complaints about them. For the Millennials, that has come in the form of complaints about them being entitled – showing up at work and immediately wanting a promotion.

Changing the World: The Millennial Appeal

YourMembership Blog

Categories: Social Media and Business Trends Tags: millennials I’ve written about Millennials frequently. The sheer numbers of Millennials and their propensity towards consensus building, means most associations (and member-based organizations) are [.] ( Read more. ) The post Changing the World: The Millennial Appeal appeared first on Social Media and Business Trends millennials

Millennials Want to Know

Jamie Notter

The people NOT at the top are largely Millennials, a generation that grew up with the Google internet as a basic utility. So the Millennials are asking for a lot more information in the workplace.

Key Insights To Help Inspire and Engage Millennials

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are highlights of the 2014 Millennial Impact Report and insights for non-profits and membership organizations. membership Millennials

New Report Examines How Millennials View Leadership

Associations Now

New research reveals both similarities and differences in the way millennials and older generations approach the C-suite, as well as some misconceptions. It also gives cross-generational recommendations on how to ensure that millennials become successful leaders.

Millennial-Friendly Benefits Worth Considering

Associations Now

Not sure how to crack the code to attracting and retaining that millennial workforce you’re looking for? Benefits could also help associations looking to attract millennials and other entry-level employees.

Why Another Book on Millennials?

Jamie Notter

Some of you may be wondering why Maddie and I thought the world needed another book about Millennials. Well there is: it''s the Millennial generation. If you want a strong culture that puts you light years ahead of your competition, then you must be willing to learn from the Millennials. That''s not to say the Millennials themselves have all the answers, or even that we all need to be like them or try to make them happy in our organizations.

Strategies To Create Conferences That Angry Millennials Love To Attend

Velvet Chainsaw

Millennials are angry, vocal and hungry for social change says Nancy Lublin , CEO of and Umair Haque , director of Havas Media Labs in a September 2013 Fast Company article. Attracting Angry Millennials. Angry Millennials love conferences with meaningful experiences.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How to Motivate Millennials


based, full-time Millennial employees (not Virgin Pulse members). The report, “Misunderstood Millennials: How the Newest Workforce is Evolving Business” uncovers who Millennials really are, and what they want out of the companies they work for.

What If There Were 100 Million Millennials? (Because There Are)

Jamie Notter

history: the Baby Boomers and the Millennials. Then in the early 1980s, the Millennials started being born, and by 1989 we were back above 4 million births per year. And if you add even just one more year to the range, the Millennials end up larger than the Baby Boomers.

Wednesday Buzz: Connecting with Millennials on Social Media

Associations Now

How to use the latest Facebook and Instagram features to reach and engage with millennials online. Social Media Examiner reveals how to leverage the latest in Facebook and Instagram features to connect and engage with millennials.

Association Millennials In Their Own Words


Jamie Notter moderated a great panel with a group of smart Millennial association execs recently for Association Success.

5 Ways to Engage Millennials in Meetings

Cvent Association Tips

Loosely defined as individuals born between the 1980s and early 2000s, the oldest millennials are now in their early to mid 30s. Membership Engagement: Millennials expect more peer-to-peer interaction and experiences that are more personalized and fun.

A Millennial Approach to Mentoring


This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. If every generation before now has valued mentoring relationships, it seems unlikely it would change with the Millennials.

Learning from Millennials (Yes, Really)


This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. For the Millennials, that has come in the form of complaints about them being entitled – showing up at work and immediately wanting a promotion.

What If Your ED Was a Millennial?

YourMembership Blog

There’s plenty of talk among organizations on how to recruit and engage Millennials but are you getting them involved to the point they are assuming the role of your next ED? And what would your organization look like if it was Millennial led?

Millennials are Raising the Bar


This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. ———– The Millennial generation grew up with unparalleled abundance. Millennials have a higher bar, plain and simple.

The Truth About Getting Millennials to Volunteer

Wild Apricot Blog

In this guest post Erin Palmer dispels some myths about Millennials and also offers some tips to help nonprofits engage Millennials as volunteers. Millennials Volunteers

Who are the Millennials?


So while Gen X got some attention back in the early 90s when they were entering the workforce, the attention on the Millennials is likely going to follow them their whole career. Given their importance, then, here’s a simple question: Who are the Millennials?

Figuring Out the Millennials as Consumers

Jamie Notter

Everybody wants to figure out the Millennials. Since the Millennials are the largest generation ever, they are ultimately going to spend more than any other generation has. But it''s coming, and more and more companies are now lining up to figure out the millennials so they can market and sell to them better. Unfortunately, since there''s so much hype about this generation out there, it''s hard to get a bead on what is really going to matter to the Millennials.

The millennial mantra: give

Aaron Wolowiec

And millennials are taking note. According to the plethora of research on millennial behavior, Gen Y embraces social responsibility. At the same time, millennials believe in giving back – but not necessarily with money. Engage your millennials. ‘Tis the season for giving!

It’s Not About Dealing With Millennials

Jamie Notter

But I will say that in this conversation (as there is in so many like them), there is still a sense that the Millennials are a generation that “we” are going to have to deal with. By most accounts, the Millennials are the biggest generation in U.S.

Is Your Organization Compatible with Millennials?

Jamie Notter

Since publishing When Millennials Take Over , we've been consistently approached by people wanting us to answer a central question: how do we attract Millennials? How do we retain our Millennial employees? So if you want to attract Millennials, you need more than good messaging.

Lessons From MCON on Millennial Engagement and Membership

Associations Now

MCON, the millennial conference, showcased research and ideas from those working in the social impact sector, including how to engage millennials in small-step activism. Last week, I attended the millennial conference— MCON 2017 —in Washington, DC.

Are you relevant to a Millennial workforce?


Did you know that there are 100 million Millennials? Did you know that Millennials think our organizations make NO sense? Of course you don’t want to just pander to the Millennials or throw in a foosball table and hope that improves morale.

Good News About Millennials and Meetings

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re in the midst of event planning for the coming year, here’s some good news about getting Millennials to attend your events. Millennials events

Can Associations Attract Millennials with Credentialing?

Associations Now

A recent study finds that more than 90 percent of educational institutions are offering credentials and digital badges, in part, to serve their millennial students, who favor badging and certificates to traditional degrees. What about millennials?

The Problem Isn’t Millennials


Stop focusing on the Millennials and their entitlement, their impatience, their flip flops, and how they only know how to text, but not how to write. The entrance of the Millennials may be highlighting the problem, but they themselves are not the problem.

Don’t Go Overboard on Millennials


This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. If you put blinders on and focus only on the Millennials, you’ll get into as much trouble as you would if you ignored their power and influence.

Speed and Trust - Why Millennials Need Both

Higher Logic

Based on our research, the Millennial generation is coming into the workforce expecting something that most, especially associations, are truly bad at: speed. The Millennial generation expects things to be fast. This post is part of a series about Millennials and Online Community.