Seems that every time friends talk about their grown children, they have a new job. What is all this job hopping about? I decided to look into it.
Job Hopping – #620
Millennials have a reputation for job hopping. Some say it’s because they don’t get an immediate fancy title or big promotion. The truth is, they usually move on when they have stopped growing or don’t feel appreciated.
Regardless of their responsibilities, everyone wants to feel that they count; that their work makes a difference. They want to feel significant.
The boss feels significant, looking out at the big picture. Most employees, however, do not have this overview. They only know the things they do daily, over and over.
Leaders who keep millennials thriving on the job help them connect the dots and see how their work contributes to the success of the organization. It must be presented in terms that employees can understand and appreciate.
People who don’t feel appreciated are often the first to burn out or jump ship. Successful leaders actively find ways to show others that their value is appreciated.
You see it happen on the TV show, “Under Cover Boss.” Posing as someone else, the boss goes on the line and hands-on discovers those who go above and beyond the call of duty.
Even if you can’t go undercover, you can pay more attention to find out what’s really going on in your business and who deserves credit.
Remember – show appreciation, show how and why each person is significant and reward those who go the extra mile.
At home too, words kindness and recognition are appreciated. Be sure grandma knows how much her true home cooking is treasured. Thank the kids for setting the table or discarding their phone before they sit down for dinner. Compliments and happy thoughts are easy to come by – and they are free