As many of us know, millennials represent a growing force within the work world and are no longer a population demographic that can be ignored. According to McCrindle, there are 4.2 million millennials in Australia, which in 2006 made them 20.5 per cent of the population. Growing up in a digital world, millennials, who are those born between 1980 and 2000, are dependant on technology and looking for a more interactive workplace, says a recent report from Robert Walters. So how could offering conference calls be an attractive feature for this group of young workers?
Millennials have hardly known a world in which technology was not present, and are thus expecting their employers to embrace technology and innovation. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, 59 per cent of millennials they surveyed said that the provision of state-of-the-art technology was an important factor for them when considering a job. Using modern communication technology such as web conferencing demonstrates to young workers that a business is tech-friendly and innovative.
With many companies offering the opportunity to work from home and to travel for work, it can be difficult for employers to keep in touch and offer regular feedback. This is a huge negative for millennial workers who crave regular feedback, according to PwC's report. Of those surveyed, 51 per cent said that feedback should be given very regularly or continually and only 1 per cent said that feedback was not important to them.
To offer feedback on a regular basis, even with young workers who are away on travel or working from home, communicating via teleconferencing and web conferencing offers an affordable and simple way to keep in touch. Teleconference services are often compatible with mobile phones, making them a particularly convenient choice for staying in touch with millennial workers, 85 per cent of whom own smart phones, not to mention regular mobile phones, according to Nielsen.
To learn more about using teleconferencing and web conferencing in your business, contact Eureka Conferencing today.