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As the largest generation in the workforce, millennials and their characteristics are the focal points of many reports and statistics. Employers and HR hope to find the right pieces among that research to solve the puzzle of what their millennial employees need. But much of this research is based on incorrect assumptions about millennials and their work habits.
Yes, as Gallup notes, “Millennials care deeply about their development when looking for jobs and — naturally — in their current roles.” But that’s not all millennials care about. Here are the top three mistakes organizations make when managing and developing their millennial employees and what they can do instead.