Millennial Workers Need & Want a Better Type of Safety Training
There seems to be a stigma around training millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000, give or take a few years. Millennials are thought to be hard to engage and even harder to keep interested because of their need for instant gratification and short attention spans. While this generation may be wired differently than earlier generations that did not grow up immersed in technology, it doesn’t mean they are untrainable. In fact, it may surprise you to learn then, that millennials WANT training from their employers. Providing regular training is one of the best ways to reduce turnover and boost productivity in millennial employees.
As with any group though, knowing your audience, tailoring training content and offering options when it comes to training delivery will lead to a more successful outcome.
The time to engage your millennial employees is now and one of the best ways to engage them is through the smart use of technology and online learning.
Let’s start by taking a look at some key characteristics of millennials that will help you get to know your audience of millennials better.