Call Our Free Helpline NOW 949-379-6250

Employment Law News


Posted by Kashif Haque | Nov 06, 2014 | 0 Comments


Who are the Millennials and what do they want? Most sources agree that the Millennial Generation spans the birth years of 1982 to 2004. Some break down those years further and analyze that that within the millennial generation, there is a sub generation called Generation Y, the older side of the millennials. Sometimes, these two named age groups are used synonymously.

Now that definitions are out of the way, what do Millennials want at work? According to Forbes Magazine, by 2025, about 75% of the workforce will be comprised of Millennials as more Baby Boomers and Generation X's retire out of industry. However, though Millennials will make up the majority of the workforce in the future, currently, that generation is experiencing the highest turnover.

Millennials turn over in positions quickly because of their widely exhibited generational traits. They demand a sense of urgency to the work environment and like immediacy in their role. Once a year reviews do not satisfy Millennials in the workforce, but rather, they want consistent feedback and thorough assessments.

Millennials are no longer willing to work at the grind, like their parents, to make ends meet, but rather expect their compensation to match their opinion of their skills and talents. Once a Millennial is apathetic to their role, it decreases productivity significantly. The Bureau of National Affairs believes an estimated $11 billion dollars are lost per year on low productivity.

So how do employers prevent turnover, and how do Millennial employees ensure they stay in one place?

Employers need to play to this generation's strengths. For example: acknowledge that the Millennial Generation has a unique set of skills technologically that could benefit the company. At the same time employees from the Millennial Generation need to slow down. In an age of technology and instant gratification, the Millennial's inability to take time and process situations can be detrimental in the workplace.

About the Author

Kashif Haque

Kashif Haque is a trial attorney and one of the founding attorneys of Aegis Law Firm. He served as the 2015 Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association—Labor and Employment Section. Mr. Haque has obtained millions of dollars on behalf of his clients through trial, arbitration and settlement. A...


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

The Quickest and Easiest Way to Hold Your Employer Accountable

At the Aegis Law Firm, we know that you may be going through a difficult time, and we are here to help you recover from the wrongs that you suffered. An attorney at our Orange County or Los Angeles law firm can speak with you for a free initial consultation to help you with your employment issues. We also take most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any fees unless you win or recover compensation.