Often described as the text-addicted “me” generation with helicopter parents, “Millennials” (Americans ages 18 to 37) are the largest generation in U.S. history—86 million strong. They are expected to comprise 36 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2015; and Millennials will be nearly half of all U.S. workers by 2020.
This diverse group is tech literate, optimistic, entrepreneurial, and efficient. But Millennials can be a perplexing bunch for managers because their general outlook on work and life is so different than any generation that has come before. Here are five tips for unleashing the power and potential of your Millennial employees: