Engaging Millennials in the Workplace
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Workplace Engagement

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Sweeney, Lauren Headrick, Matthew Benge, and Hannah Carter. 2019. “Engaging Millennials in the Workplace: AEC-666/WC329, 2/2019”. EDIS 2019 (1). Gainesville, FL. https://doi.org/10.32473/edis-wc329-2019.


Over 70 million adults born between 1981 and 1996 make up the generation of adults referred to as millennials, the fastest-growing group making up the present-day workforce, with 56 million currently employed or looking for work. One in three individuals in the workplace is a millennial. Because millennials make up such a large portion of the workforce, it is imperative that employers better understand them and understand how to engage them. This 2-page fact sheet written by Lauren Headrick Sweeney, Matthew Benge, and Hannah Carter and published by the UF/IFAS Agricultural Education and Communication Department discusses offers some strategies.

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