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Insight From Facebook on Millennial Employees

Want to better understand the millennials working for your business?

A leader from Facebook, which was founded by a millennial, has a few suggestions for you based on experience, according to an article from Harvard Business Review.

“We pride ourselves on having built a workplace that is designed by and for this generation,” Facebook executive Lori Goler says in the article.

Knowing what millennials want in a workplace and how they operate is important because the generation makes up more than one-third of the workforce today, and is expected to make up 44 percent of the workforce by 2025, according to data from Pew Research, the article says.

Millennials want to do work that they feel is fulfilling and has an impact on their companies, Goler says.

They also share a lot of information about themselves, in person and online, but they’re no more narcissistic than their co-workers—they just want to talk more about their personal lives, and this sharing fosters more communication and a stronger sense of community, she says.

Millennials enjoy playing to their strengths, and that helps improve a company as a whole, according to the article. Members of the generation may find new roles or new jobs when they feel their jobs no longer allow them to work to the best of their abilities.

They are always looking for new learning opportunities, and they take initiative in finding new ideas and moving forward with other opportunities that they find for themselves, according to the article.

About Liz Lichtenberger

Liz is the special projects editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. She reports on news and trends, visits retailers, and attends industry events. She graduated from Xavier University, where she earned a degree in English and Spanish and was a member of the swim team. Liz is a Louisville, Kentucky, native who lives in Indianapolis with her husband and two children. She enjoys swimming, reading, doing home improvement projects around her house and cheering on her two favorite basketball teams, the Kentucky Wildcats and the Xavier Musketeers.

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