Generation Y: The future of the workforce

3 February 2015

Rima Evans asks; “the Millennial generation has a different set of talents, behaviours and desires which are reshaping the workplace. How can organisations attract and retain this new breed?”

Faster exposure to varied elements of the business is a key factor, with the younger generation’s appetite for swift progression being reflected in their work choices. Employers need to offer challenging and stretching roles that build the appeal of procurement.

An emphasis on work-life balance and a work environment that reflects this is also of high priority to Millennials, with a greater expectation for office spaces to address the social needs of employees. Owen Standen, CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Chain Management Professional of the Year 2014, describes his workplace priorities; “we recognise that we spend a huge amount of time at work so being in an enjoyable environment is an expectation.”

Read more about catering for the Millennial generation in the latest edition of Supply Business

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