First time author, Subramanian S Kalpathi tells us what drives today’s young workforce
With opinion articles on and for the millennial generation constantly trending in the web space, 32-year-old Subramanian S Kalpathi examines what makes Generation Y tick in The Millennials: Exploring the World of the Largest Living Generation. Having researched for over two years, including scoping out case studies of firms such as Ola, Beroe, HCL, InMobi, Make A Difference, Makers’ Asylum, Wello Waterwheel, Big Basket and others, the Mumbai-based HR professional tells us that he hopes to illustrate the motivations and goals of this generation of workforce in his book. When asked what sets his work apart from other literature on the subject, Kalpathi says, “It aims to stay away from stereotypes, clichés and quick-fixes, and lays out the broad context that millennials operate in, before diving into the case studies.” Here are Kalpathi’s five pointers on what employees belonging to this generation look for or expect from their jobs:
The opportunity to learn and grow: Works best for talented millennials who want to realise their potential by way of personal and professional growth.
Finding purpose: For many millennials who’ve grown up in relative abundance compared to their elders, finding meaning and purpose in what they do becomes an unstated need.
Open and transparent communication: With instant feedback available through digital apps on their smartphones, millennials love to have this at the workplace as well, across several different aspects.
Living the values: Many millennials may be unwilling to work for employers who don’t walk the talk when it comes to living their values.
Camaraderie: Working in a close-knit team, having access to a fail-safe environment, and a dose of fun—all are definitely a plus.
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