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Keeping Millenial Employees Engaged

In an article in Monday’s WSJ, PwC’s CEO Dennis Nally, spoke about how to keep Millenial employees engaged. I thought it was interesting because his description of what the Millenials prefer was the description of what I liked and sought as an employee and I am a Generation Xer. (I know, this generation branding is interesting, to say the least.)

According to the interview and Mr. Nally, “(Millenials are) not just looking for salary and financial benefits, they’re looking for skill development, they’re looking for mobility, they’re looking for opportunities to acquire different skills and to move quickly from one part of an organization to another.”

Why is that? Is it because they’ve seen many of their parents’ friends get laid off /be downsized? Is it because they’ve seen the tremendous rise in outsourcing brought on by the increase in bandwidth, bandwidth connectivity, and supporting technology? Is it because they grew up on MTV and have shorter attention spans? Is it because they’ve watched “The Secret” and believe in more personal empowerment? Just asking. Admittedly, some of these reasons apply to me.

Personally, I think this is a good thing. If you can build an organization that can keep the Millenials happy, you have built a flexible, nimble company with an entrepreneurial environment that inspires people to collaborate and challenge themselves…and rewards them for doing so.

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About Tiffany C. Wright

Hi! I,Tiffany C. Wright, am the author of the ebook, "Help! I Need Money for My Business Now!!" and the book "Solving the Capital Equation: Financing Solutions for Small Businesses", available on Amazon. I am the president of Toca Family Business Services, a short-term & project-based interim management & strategic and financial advisory firm, located in Atlanta, Georgia. In the past five years I've helped small and medium companies restructure and obtain over $31 Million in financing and a similar amount in purchase orders and contracts. I have an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University. Personal: I enjoy investing. I am a prodigious reader of everything from business books, magazines, and newspapers to horror and popular fiction. I read 4-6 books per month. I also love to travel. I've been to 33 countries on 5 continents and lived in Japan for 2.5 years and aim for a foreign locale twice a year. I am also an athlete and run track on the Master's Circuit. The highlight was placing 7th in my age group in the 2007 World Master's Track and Field Championships in Italy.

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The Resourceful CEO, Tiffany C. Wright

the president of Toca Family Business Services, a strategic and financial advisory firm which provides short-term & project-based C-level management. She is the author of Solving the Financial Equation: Financing Solutions for Small Businesses, available on Amazon.

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