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Why hiring millennials could be good for business

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on September 01, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Originally published on Fortune on April 6, 2015 by Sally Susman.

With millennials expected to make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025, it may be in your company’s best interest to utilize their strengths.

MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for: What is one piece of advice all millennials should take before entering the workforce? is written by Sally Susman, executive vice president of corporate affairs at Pfizer.

According to the 2014 annual Deloitte Millennial (Generation Y) Survey, millennials are expected to become 75% of the global workforce in the next decade, meaning change in the workplace is inevitable. New technologies and evolving management philosophies are making organizations less hierarchical than before. So, what does this mean if you’re just beginning your career? As I tell our interns: your day job is your top priority, but seek out opportunities to add value in other ways. From my experience, there are a few areas where millennials can have an early impact on an organization:

Read the full story here: http://fortune.com/2015/04/06/sally-susman-advice-to-millennials/