Law department leaders would be wise to remember the saying “the only thing constant is change” when it comes to embracing Millennials, who represent the changing face of their workforce.
Millennials are the fastest-growing segment of today’s workforce. According to reports, a generation of about 80 million, half of all Millennials — those born between 1980 and 1995 — are already working, with millions more joining the workforce every year. By 2025, Millennials will account for three out of every four workers globally.
3. Get real about technology
Millennials’ love for technology is also well-documented — they grew up with technology. A recent study reported in the Wall Street Journal found 77 percent of Millennials own a smartphone and, on average, spend 14.5 hours a week on it, texting, talking and using social media. For Millennials especially, you must ensure they have all of the technology you can reasonably make available. That means, at a minimum, a laptop, tablet, smartphone and remote (preferably cloud-based) access to your departmental files.