Millennials have been flooding into the workforce. Around the globe, business owners must learn how to engage this new generation by adapting to a new system of working. (Hint: This mostly has to do with cloud computing.)
A recent survey showed a few interesting things about the millennial workforce. Check out some of the highlights:
- 44% of millennials, if given the choice, would leave their current employers in the next two years.
- 66% of millennials expect to leave their current positions by 2020.
- Just 16% of millennials see themselves with their current employers a decade from now.
It’s interesting to consider how willing to change a new wave of employees are.
So, the question remains, how do you attract young professionals who produce quality work but who also won’t bounce the moment the opportunity arises? The answer is in cloud computing.
Work Anywhere, Anytime
Many new employees want to work from home, even if it’s a few days a week. This option used to be off the table because cybersecurity and data loss prevention created difficult, if not impossible, obstacles.
In addition, virtualization capabilities enable cloud providers to deliver highly scalable solutions that allow you to convert would be CAPEX purchases, like computers and servers, into OPEX line items.
Cloud-driven mobility makes way for businesses to finally employ true BYOD (bring your own device) programs. Gone are the days where employees have to be tethered to a desk and working from outdated devices that don’t enable greater productivity. With ever increasing internet speeds, VoIP, and cloud-based business solutions, you can now appeal to a larger cross-section of millennials who seek a choice in the devices they use for work. The cloud’s inherent nature of enabling users to work securely and efficiently from anywhere, at any time is now both a strength and benefit for the modern office that’s ready launch new BYOD policies.
Social Media Tools
Millennials love their social media. And it doesn’t end with work. Staying engaged with coworkers and employees is a high priority. By deploying tools to keep your workforce “together,” you can appeal to the generations desire to remain a part of the team, no matter where they are.
Collaboration, likewise, can be greatly enhanced when using the cloud-based web and video conferencing. Instant messaging tools, like Slack, can keep your team fully engaged even when working out of the office.
“By 2020, Millennials will comprise more than one of three adult Americans. It is estimated that by 2025 they will make up as much as 75 percent of the workforce. Millennials’ desire for pragmatic action that drives results will overtake today’s emphasis on ideology and polarization as Boomers finally fade from the scene. Thus, understanding the generation’s values offers a window into the future of corporate America.” – Brookings Institute
The EaseTech Cloud Computing Solution
In the grand scheme of things, cloud computing is the way of the future, both for your business and for your workforce. But migration to the cloud can be tricky, and costly if not done correctly.
At EaseTech, we’ve created a cloud computing solution to help businesses attract the best talent from the incoming job pool. Contact us today to talk about your business and the cloud.