Charles Coy wrote an article that appeared in Cornerstone’s ReWork newsletter, entitled “5 Things the Modern Worker Looks for in Talent Development”. The article starts off talking about the changing workforce due to millennials and Gen Z. Since they have grown up with the internet, they are used to the ability to learn at, as Coy wrote, “the click of a button”.
According to the article leadership development and personalized learning are top priorities. Coy references a recent Gallup poll, an Adecco survey, and Deloitte's 2016 Millennial Survey regarding these two findings.
Mentoring is another priority. Seventy-nine percent of millennials believe that mentoring is crucial to their success.
Feedback and an engaging environment round out the recommendations from Coy. Today’s employees want more feedback than just the annual performance review and they want flexibility.
If you need help in any of these areas, please contact me. Together we can build a strategy to engage and retain employees.