Attracting and retaining talent is a core business issue – your young employees are entrepreneurial and crave development opportunities.
They want to be respected and valued by their manager and have them act as coach and mentor. Great! Empower them. Put them at the heart of your organisation. They are its future, after all.
Build those vital soft skills, enable innovation, engage effectively, offer employment flexibility.
Develop those working with them too. Managers skilled in recognising individual needs are vital for success, and will enable them to own their own development. Include key factors such as appropriate coaching and leadership styles.
Addressing the need of diverse individuals (age, culture, sex, etc.) and empowering them to work effectively together in line with a common vision will reap rewards.
Should they leave you to set up on their own, offer your support and continue to engage as they achieve success. Imagine future executives seeing you as the friend whose flexibility helped launch them on their journey. Who will they turn to when they’re looking for a partner, supplier or source of expertise?
They’ll sing your praises, ensuring the cream of the following generation know yours is the place to work.