Managing Millennials

When it comes to managing the members of the Generation Y, we’ve all heard of the conventional wisdom that holds that Millennials are entitled, easily distracted, impatient, self-absorbed, lazy, and unlikely to stay in any job for long, but on the positive side, they’re also looking for purpose, feedback, and personal life balance in their work. Companies of all kinds are obsessed with understanding them better and to find the right ways to motivate them. Admittedly, we’re one of them. And since we think that you might be too, let us share with you an article about managing millennials that helped us.

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Google, Disney, SAS Institute, Edward Jones, Salesforce. What do all of these companies have in common you may ask? They are all on the top 10 list of best companies to work for in 2015 according to Fortune. They are also organizations with  high levels of employee engagement, not to mention successful to a tee.

In this day and age, having a loose plan for engagement just doesn’t cut it. There are a variety of steps in between: research, strategy discussion, leadership selection, program creation, implementation, etc. In order to really delve into the disengagement dilemma, it’s necessary to have a solid understanding of who is not engaged and why for starters.

A recent Gallup report identified Millennials, or workers aged 18-34, as being the least engaged generation in the workforce. While you may think it’s because this selfie generation is too busy sending snapchats or trolling on Instagram while at work, think again.

According to the study, the reason only 29 percent of Millennials are engaged with their work in the U.S. is because they are not landing their dream jobs, and they are not being provided the opportunity to use their skillsets. As a generation that was primed to believe that they could do anything they wanted to do or be anyone they wanted to be, the fact of the matter is that they are facing a harsh reality.

Additionally, Ivey Business Journal highlights that Millennials also report a demand for increased recognition, career advancement, civic engagement, and a desire for performance feedback.

Nicknamed the “job hopping generation,” Millennials are quick to judge any organization not in line with their values or future goals. By giving Gen Y the tasks, recognition, corporate social responsibility, and advancement opportunities they crave, you will be doing a favor for your organization-not just accommodating a handful of younger folks that work for you, but preparing for the Millennial workforce surge forecasted in the near future as more and more Millennials graduate and start their trek out into the new world.

(This article first appeared on Perks.com incentives blog.)

 

Want to talk more about managing millennials, or maybe even get some ideas on how to reward them? Send us an email to b2b@giftcard.co.id or call our toll-free number: 0800 140 1511 and let’s chat over coffee!

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Good Friends Bring You Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Countless research and studies have proved it! Heck, the adults around you growing up probably repeated it like a broken record. So you know how important it is. The body needs the energy after a night of fasting, hence it is known as breaking the fast.

We get that everyone has busy schedules. Everyone has places to be, things to do, people to meet. Most of the time it can be difficult trying to make time for your friends during work days. Your friends are probably busy too. We get it. For those with hectic schedules, we’ve got the perfect idea to show them you are always thinking of them even when you have your hands full. Have you thought about bringing breakfast over to your friends? They probably wouldn’t be expecting it and really, who wouldn’t love a good surprise in the morning?

Here are some great places to get breakfast on the go – and to pamper your friend:

 

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They are a convenient healthy bakery shop with products ranging from pastries, sandwiches, bread, cooked food and more. Your friend can easily pop in and out of the shop for those rush hour mornings. They will surely feel thankful whilst munching away on their healthy bread.

 

 

 

 

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Lau’s Kopi

Brighten up your friend’s morning with a hearty Malaysian breakfast! Sometimes it’s easy to forget about breakfast especially during busy mornings. But, believe it or not, it can impact how the rest of the day goes. Your friend can use their card to enjoy exclusive deals.

 

 

 

 

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Maxx Coffee

We all know that one person who needs coffee for a little pick-me-up every morning. Maxx Coffee is a coffee house that provides a range of hot and cold beverages, pastries, breads and many more. You’re a good friend if you make sure that your friend, who loves and breathes coffee, get their coffee fix.

 

 

 

So those are some of the breakfast places that we personally love. It’s easy to show your friends you care even when you don’t have the time. No excuses.

Pick up any of the gift cards from Pane Del Giorno, Lau’s Kopi or MAXX Coffee for your friend today and make her day!

Gift Card Indonesia (www.giftcard.co.id) is the leading gift card and loyalty company. We are the one stop solution for innovative gifting. Stumped on an idea for gifting? Come talk to us!

 

Are You Engaging Your Employees?

Have you given any thought to the importance of employee engagement?

Don’t care that much? Well, it’s about time you do, because employee engagement is the beginning of a healthy company culture!


Engaged employees are great for business!

An engaged employee gets up every day thinking, “I am excited for work. I know what I have to do today. I understand the goals and I cannot wait to see my team and achieve them together!”

An engaged employee has a positive attitude, has a clear understanding of the company’s objectives and he feels proud and loyal to the role he plays in it.

An engaged employee is committed.


How can you engage your employees?

Well, we’re glad you asked. There are plenty of employee engagement strategies that have been truly tried and tested, such as recognizing achievements, regardless how big or small it is, because learning a new skill deserves the same recognition as meeting a sales target, and rewarding accomplishments – sincerely, openly, and publicly.

Although some strategies to engage may even seem too simple to be meaningful, never underestimate the power of recognition when done consistently. Don’t just recognize your employee’s effort to work towards your company’s goals for a week or even a month. Show consistent effort. Make the leadersin your company do the same. Show the same amount of appreciation to them just as much as you want your employee to show up for work every day.

 

Employee engagement begins with an effort as simple as appreciating their hard work.

Interested in knowing more about driving your employees to always work to their full potential? Drop us a line and let’s chat!

 

Gift Card Indonesia (www.giftcard.co.id) is the leading gift card and loyalty company. We provide end-to-end services in loyalty and gift card industries, including gift card processing and distribution through our corporate sales and retail partners. We are the one stop solution for innovative gifting.

We go beyond rewards. We build loyalty.

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