Episode 58: Misconceptions About Millennials, with Chad Hendricks
Chad Hendricks is the host of the Recruit and Retain: Trucking Edition podcast, as well as the Vice President of Brand Outcomes, Inc. Chad is passionate about helping trucking companies across the industry recruit and retain talented drivers through operational changes that help your company stand out from the crowd. Chad believes that the best way to increase your visibility is by doing things differently and tackling challenges with innovative solutions. In this solo episode of Recruit and Retain, Chad discusses the often-misunderstood and sometimes vilified millennial generation and shares his strategies and suggestions for how to better meet their unique needs.
If you’re planning on working for four years, five years, ten years, or more, you’re going to be working with that next generation, the millennials…. You need to be prepared about ‘what does that mean for me? What does that mean for how I manage, and for how I lead the company?
What you’ll learn about in this episode:
- Why there is a common perception that millennials are “entitled”, and whether it’s true or just an often-repeated myth
- How major defining historic events like 9/11 and the 2008 economic crisis affected the millennial age group and their views
- How millennials are dramatically different in behavior and values from generations that came before them
- Why frequent status updates and strong communication with your team can benefit all of your employees
- Why it’s important to be clear with your employees about your goals for them, both individually and as a team
- Why you should delegate authority instead of delegating tasks
- Why teamwork is critical, and why part of teamwork is making sure every employee understands their role and how it affects others
- How to set expectations for your employees to understand and meet your company culture, vision and values
- Why you should provide training and leadership development opportunities for your staff
- Why it is critical to address generational differences during the onboarding process
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