Millennials in the Workplace Essay

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Millennials: Benefits in the Workplace
Melvina Turner
University of the Incarnate Word

Submitted to
Dr. Rochelle Caroon-Santiago
In Partial fulfillment of the Requirements of
Scientific Literacy in Psych V1 Sp116
(PSYC2320_V1_Sp116)

March 2, 2016
Table of Contents
Abstract……………………………………………………………………………………………3
Millennials Overcoming Stereotypes……………………………………………………………...4
Benefits of Technology and Mentors……………………………………………………………...5
Future of Millennials and Positive Qualities……...…..…………………………………………..6
Impact on Success………………………………………………………………………………....7
Retention and Promotion………………………………………………………………………….8
Furthering Research………………………………………………………………………..…….10
Conclusion………………………………....…………………………………………………….11
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They are known for being entitled, the trophy kids, distracted by technology, and frequent job changers. With generation gaps, there are different characteristics in the working environment that each generation brings. Even generations besides the Millennials have also experienced different stereotypes that they were labeled with. As they joined the working environment, they had their negative attributes they were labeled with just as the Millennials. These attributes need to be addressed and taken care of by the employer for productivity, just as with other generations. As Kapoor, C., & Solomon, N. (2011) stated, “Employers must foster a work environment that aids productivity for every generation; they must give their employees the information and skills needed to understand the generational characteristics of their co‐workers to create understanding among employees.” Conforming to Millennials is not the only thing mentioned by these authors. They reference that changes should be made or understood by all generations. Millennials have positive characteristics but oftentimes, employers are unable to look past these stereotypes and labels. Millennials are labeled as stated by Pummer, Chris (2014) as “enthusiastic, adaptable, entrepreneurial and skilled multitaskers — and as lazy, entitled and unmanageable job hoppers.” As they begin to

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