Millennials? No problem!

Elliott Moores
Head of Systems Integration, Visavvi

I was born in 1991. Young, I know!

My generation is known as the digital natives as we grew up with 24/7 access to information – which in turn supposedly drives a natural impatience and unrealistic expectation for things to just... happen.

I have spent a lot of time reading articles that talk quite heavily about organisations struggling to retain us "millennials" in the workplace because the assumption is that the key to our hearts are quirky perks, games rooms and a few bean bags. This is a common misconception when the truth is actually much simpler…

We just want to feel part of something bigger.

I have been fortunate enough to work for and in some fantastic organisations across the world and by seeing and living in all these different working cultures, it made me realise what makes me happy at work.

I have listed some things below that made me really want to go above and beyond for my employers and I hope by reading them it helps you retain your younger staff without unnecessarily making your office like a gadget store...