The changing makeup and priorities of the workforce should not be underestimated by business leaders. Millennial digital natives will soon be the largest group in the corporate world and expect the same seamless technologies and communication at work as in their social lives. With 93% citing 'modern and up-to-date technology as one of the most important aspects of a workplace' they are ready to voice their dissatisfaction with clunky and outdated systems. Executive Search and Strategic hiring firms should concentrate on finding the tools that best support their diverse workforce and increase productivity or risk losing dissatisfied employees.
For millennials, digital communication is second nature as they grew up using laptops, tablets and smartphones, and this is a group of individuals who are - for the most part - used to instantaneous communication. Whether its texting, Snapchat, email or Facebook, they have come to expect "immediate gratification," says Corbin. What that means for your business, he says, is that you can expect your millennial employees to be frustrated with older, legacy systems that lack speed and a modern touch. Millennials are used to using the latest technology and it's become inherent to their communication styles, whether personal or professional, especially since most have more than one mobile device, says Corbin.