The Millennial generation (also known as Generation Y) is a broad generation that typically encompasses those born in the early 1980s through the mid-1990s to early 2000s. Currently, Millennials make up the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. This generation is often referred to as lazy, entitled or in need of hand-holding. But despite these negative views of Generation Y, many Millennials also have traits that can help a business thrive.
Four of these traits include:
- Connected and Tech-Savvy
- Open to change
A 2015 Pew report stated Millennials "are on track to become the most educated generation in American history." Plus, this generation has often been educated in a collaborative fashion, meaning they may work well when collaborating in teams such as on the construction jobsite.