Recently, millennials—those born roughly between 1982 and 2000—surpassed Generation X to comprise the largest percentage of the workforce at 35%. Generation X makes up 34%, boomers are 29%, and the silent generation are 2% of the working population.
At more than 80 million strong, millennials are a true force to be reckoned with in the workplace. Like every “next generation,” millennials often feel misunderstood, which can lead to lower productivity, or even disengagement. Studies predict millennials will be the highest achieving generation to date. To better connect with this powerful segment of the workforce, leaders must understand who they are and how to draw on their unique talents.