Top 10 Ways to Engage Your
Millennial Talent
P. Quake Pletcher

11/14/2013

Confidential Information of Quake LLC

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10. Get in touch with their ‘Specialness’
“The 20s inherently are an inwardlooking period of one’s life, where
people focu...
9. Give them stretch projects outside
70% of Development should be
from experiential learning.
So…
Take advantage of the f...
8. Encourage social networking up
Millennials respect their
elders, especially morals and
work ethic (Pew Research 2010)
S...
7. Encourage social networking sideways
Given the transparency of social
position via networks, peers
naturally benchmark ...
6. Encourage social networking outside
Even if you win hearts and minds
at work… Millennials rarely work
at work. In fact,...
5. Give feedback frequently
“They want to know that they’ve
done a good job, and they want to
know now.” (Gilbert, 2011)
S...
4. Give positive feedback
Neuroscientists have established
that the common biological
response to negative feedback is
to ...
3. Give feedback that’s fresh
“Traditional semi-annual reviews
are too infrequent for Millennials.”
(Gilbert, 2011)
And Al...
2. Give feedback that’s structured
“Feedback needs to be structured
in a way that leaves no room for
misunderstanding… cle...
1. Provide open, social and mobile apps
Technological use (24%) is the #1 characteristic that makes
Millennials unique (Pe...
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With 10,000 Boomers retiring everyday, maximizing the performance and accelerating the development of Millennials, or Generation Y, is critical for corporations and organizations.
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    1. 1. Top 10 Ways to Engage Your Millennial Talent P. Quake Pletcher 11/14/2013 Confidential Information of Quake LLC 1
    2. 2. 10. Get in touch with their ‘Specialness’ “The 20s inherently are an inwardlooking period of one’s life, where people focus on themselves and personal growth.” - Nancy Seligson Mission: Adulthood: How the 20-Somethings of Today Are Transforming Work, Love, and Life. So… Tap into their uniqueness. Using two popular style and strengths assessments yields over a half million different combinations. Expose your Millennials to their actual specialness. 11/14/2013 2
    3. 3. 9. Give them stretch projects outside 70% of Development should be from experiential learning. So… Take advantage of the fact that Millennials volunteer at extraordinarily high rates (63%) by loaning them out, but be sure they are exposed to coaching/mentoring. 11/14/2013 3
    4. 4. 8. Encourage social networking up Millennials respect their elders, especially morals and work ethic (Pew Research 2010) So… With 10,000 Boomers retiring every day, facilitate formal and informal networking with the Millennial workforce before they exit. 11/14/2013 4
    5. 5. 7. Encourage social networking sideways Given the transparency of social position via networks, peers naturally benchmark for motivation. Why not… Make sure that peer group benchmarking information is socially available in fun and nonthreatening ways. 11/14/2013 5
    6. 6. 6. Encourage social networking outside Even if you win hearts and minds at work… Millennials rarely work at work. In fact, 8 of 10 think they should work when they want. (MTV No Collars Worker Survey) So… Intentionally support Millennials to engage with Professional Groups, Industry Associations, Competitors. Earn trust, b/c you couldn’t stop them if you tried. 11/14/2013 6
    7. 7. 5. Give feedback frequently “They want to know that they’ve done a good job, and they want to know now.” (Gilbert, 2011) So Be Brief… The vast amount of communication is consumed in real-time, twitter-like bites. Its not just feedback anymore, its Newsfeedback. 11/14/2013 7
    8. 8. 4. Give positive feedback Neuroscientists have established that the common biological response to negative feedback is to have an emotional response first. It’s processed in the same place we would an attacking lion. But Be Bright… People, like moths, are drawn to light, not darkness. Promote positive feedback. 11/14/2013 8
    9. 9. 3. Give feedback that’s fresh “Traditional semi-annual reviews are too infrequent for Millennials.” (Gilbert, 2011) And Always Be On… Feedback should be fresh, but also refresh-able. Create a system that gathers feedback at the point of experience, and archived for later review. 11/14/2013 9
    10. 10. 2. Give feedback that’s structured “Feedback needs to be structured in a way that leaves no room for misunderstanding… clear and specific.” (Gilbert, 2011) So… Be sure to follow a basic format like Situation, Action, Impact. “Attagirls” and “Good jobs” don’t cut it. 11/14/2013 10
    11. 11. 1. Provide open, social and mobile apps Technological use (24%) is the #1 characteristic that makes Millennials unique (Pew Research 2010) peeqMe is performance-enhancing social hr The social network that: + Follows you where you work/volunteer + Focuses on your unique and natural gifts + Allows feedback at the point of experience + Lets you give/get feedback that is short and sweet + Creates your personal network of boosters Join now @ www.peeqMe.me – for personal and professional growth 11/14/2013 11

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