Marie Wathen is a junior at Hillsdale College studying History and Graphic Design. This summer, she worked at Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) as our Employee Benefits Communications Intern. Throughout the course of her internship, we asked Marie to consider her experience at MMA and share her perspective on how employers can attract, retain and leverage the strengths of the Millennial generation.
As increasing numbers of Millennials (born between 1977-1997) enter and establish themselves in the workforce, many employers are asking themselves how they should adjust. One of the greatest concerns about Millennials is their willingness to jump from one job to another. According to the Future Workplace “Multiple Generations @ Work” survey of 1,189 employees and 150 managers, 91% of Millennials expect to stay in a job for less than three years.
So what can employers do to increase retention?