Millennials Want More On-the-Job Compliments


Millennials wants a boss to compliment them at least once a week, according to a Gallup survey.  Millennial expert James Whiddon says employees between the ages of 20 and 35 are often looking for a better environment for their self-expression, and appreciate the positive feedback they get as they learn their path in the working world.  “I think that what has happened is that the ‘participation trophy generation’ is manifesting itself in the employment arena now by what we would know as job-hopping,” he tells KTRH News.  

Whiddon, with “The Old School Advantage.com,” is very enthused by the anticipated contributions what he calls the second Greatest Generation can make as they find their footing.  He says social media has led to expectations of immediate responses, which bosses can't always accommodate.  

The Gallup survey finds the most memorable and meaningful encouragement comes from a direct supervisor.   “It’s just a matter of training them and preparing them for whatever lies ahead and I think they can meet the challenge as well.  Bending over backwards for them may be a disservice,’ he says.


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