Millennials, millennials!! Those born between the years 1980 and 2000 - everyone’s talking about them… what they’re like, how they’re “different” from generations before them, how they’re changing workplace dynamics, etc. And for good reason because, as the Department of Labor reports, there are over 30 million millennial employees in the U.S. (as of April 2015), making them the largest demographic in America’s workforce – so employers, of course, want to know all about them.
If you had visited Microsoft’s Redmond HQ last Friday, you would have seen hundreds of people chatting and laughing along the roads surrounding main campus. That was the 5K Run/Walk – a highlight of our annual Employee Giving Campaign which kicked off last week.
No job postings. Talent community. Corporate insider. More human interaction. Google hangouts. Biweekly tweetchats. Relationship building. Interests and skills. Hire for attitude and personality. Matches. Connections. All these are buzz phrases you will likely hear more and more as the workforce landscape continues to morph and change in the 21st Century.
Do you know what the year 2020 has in store for your organization? In just over 5 years from now, the Millennials (also known as Generation Y) will make up the majority of your employees and co-workers. And they’re bringing significant changes with them.
Bill McDermott is trying to change SAP's conservative, ERP-centric image for millennial employees and buyers.
SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott was in New York City earlier this fall, not to talk about the software company's latest quarterly numbers, its big data prowess, or its cloud awakening. He was there to emphasize SAP's youth movement, in the context of the company's commitment to environmental sustainability.