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Younger workers 'need specific retention strategy'

Published: Friday, 22 August 2008   Category: Life after graduation

Younger workers need a specific retention strategy as they are among the hardest groups to hold onto, according to new research.

Search organisation MRINetwork has revealed that young workers need a set of strategies to get them to stay with an employer, reports onrec.com.

Michael Jalbert, president of MRINetwork, said that some HR managers refer to young employees as 'hummingbirds' as they move jobs so often.

He went on to tell the website that companies should do more to understand the needs and motivations of each group in order to retain them.

MRINetwork suggest that younger workers respond best when they receive one-to-one feedback on their performance at work.

"The hummingbirds gain mentors who can be invaluable in fostering career development," Mr Jalbert continued.

Global volunteering charity Latitude recently suggested that students and graduates going on a gap year should consider what skills they would obtain from their travels.

Spokesperson Ben Clifton noted that carefully chosen projects were more likely to make a CV appealing to potential employers than just travelling around the world.


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