Faith-based organizations hire with their heart and people stay long-term because of their belief in the mission. Career longevity is often expected and frequently rewarded – especially within certain generational circles. A recent report on the millennial generation reveals that 21 percent of millennials say they’ve changed jobs within the past year, which is more than three times the number of non-millennials who report the same. At the same time, Generation Z is growing into the workforce quickly and many who are in this generation are drawn to opportunities for service.
When thinking about the future of your organization, keep in mind the best practices for managing Millenials at work. Consider what leadership roles are (or will be) available, how to keep your younger workforce engaged, and how you can implement a successful succession planning process. “Engagement is absolutely the answer to employee retention, and the best way to engage your employees is to let them know you’re invested in them,” said Ryan Ross, vice president of Global Alliances at Hogan. “Tell them your plan for them within the organization, assign them mentors, and give them learning opportunities.”