Why So Many Companies Failed To Prepare For Millennials

Why So Many Companies Failed To Prepare For Millennials

  By Kendall Fisher, executive producer at Grow Wire


In short:

  • Leapgen CEO Jason Averbook is a leading analyst, author and thought leader in the field of human resources and its interaction with technology.
  • In this week's episode of “The Grow Wire Podcast,” Averbook chats with co-hosts Jason Maynard and Kendall Fisher about why companies need to think about their next generation of employees right now.
  • Find out why Averbook emphasizes a digital-first mindset in the equation of people, process and technology when it comes to running a successful business.



There’s no doubt about it: Businesses faced quite the challenge upon welcoming millennials into the workforce a few years ago. They encountered a generation of digital natives who’ve only ever known the rapidly changing world of technology and whose lives, quite frankly, revolve around it. Companies are still running to catch up with the pace of the digital space, watching their younger employees come and go while they struggle to figure it out.

And we hate to break it to you, but millennials were only the start.

Gen Z has been using iPhones, laptops and streaming services since they were toddlers. They grew up with literally everything at their fingertips and will only expect that upon entering the workforce in the next few years.

So how can companies prepare for that (and future generations) right now?

A digital-first mindset is key, according to Leapgen CEO Jason Averbook.

Our hosts Jason Maynard and Kendall Fisher sat down with the leading analyst, author and thought leader on this exact topic -- where HR meets the impact of technology -- for this episode of “The Grow Wire Podcast.” We discuss why so many companies failed to properly prepare for millennials and why they absolutely cannot make that mistake in the years to come.

Listen in on his advice and so much more -- including a time he quit his job over a technological spat with his boss -- on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud and YouTube. As always, don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!

You can also check out Jason’s latest book, “The Ultimate Guide to a Digital Workforce Experience: Leap for a Purpose."

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