Leverage the Power of Social Media to Attract, Develop, and Retain the Millennial Generation

Jeanne Meister focused on social media and the Millennial generation. Couple of nuggets here:

  • Millennials still prefer the classroom and mentoring/coaching, online no so much and nope on reading books/manuals
  • Desire a manager that will coach and mentor as well as being tech savvy
  • Training and development across the world scored highest (53%) across all respondents; however here in North America and the Caribbean it’s flexible work hours (53%), cash bonuses (43%) and the free private healthcare (38%).

Presuming this is from research she’s conducting (ed) for a forthcoming book. Suggesting in “learning” social media are:

  1. Experiment
  2. Select, implement tools
  3. Teach tools
  4. Use the tools and propose pilots with your team

Alas, according to Jeanne, we mostly do 2 while 1, 3 and 4 are critical.

She introduced the term wearable learning; iPod, smartphone. Googled “wearable learning” and 696,000 hits. Is clothing optional learning next? BTW three hits on Google.

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4 Responses to Leverage the Power of Social Media to Attract, Develop, and Retain the Millennial Generation

  1. Jack Massa says:

    Don – I’m enjoying your posts from the conference. Need a little help on this one. What does the third bullet mean? What was the survey question and who were “all respondents” — (all Millenials or all age groups?)Thanks!

  2. Don Bolen says:

    Sorry for the obfuscation. Across all respondents who are Millenials. T&D scored first choice across Millenials in Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands, Central & Eastern Europe, Western Europe and South and Central America. Found this PwC report that I presume is the source for her slide. http://www.pwc.com/extweb/ncpressrelease.nsf/docid/998FA9DE32B3D4F7802575450069430E

  3. Tessa says:

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.Ruthhttp://besttoddler.com

  4. Tessa says:

    I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.Ruthhttp://besttoddler.com

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