Who are the Millennials?
Millennials are adults aged 22-37. With over 50 million Millennial workers in the US, they are now the largest generational group in the workforce. As a group, they are socially conscious, collaborative, confident, and diverse. They seek to blend work and life together; they buck at vertical hierarchies but respect each person's unique contributions to a team; they value mentorship and open communication; they opt for great experience over high pay; they want to make immediate contributions; and they believe in doing well by doing good.
How can my firm motivate and retain our best young attorneys?
This is the exact question that I set out to answer in my book, The Millennial Lawyer: How Your Firm Can Motivate and Retain Young Associates. For a preview, visit my blog and my other featured works.
Will it cost my firm a lot of money to attract and retain the top Millennial associates?
No, you don't need to spend tons of money to make your firm the kind of place where Millennials love working. Oftentimes, it may be as simple as a change in mindset to connect with Millennials and get their best work. I'm not promising that change is always easy, but it doesn't have to be costly either.
Why won't Millennials work hard?
Millennials are willing to work hard, but they are less willing than previous generations to "pay their dues." They need a purpose to drive them, mentorship to sustain them, and flexibility to blend work and life harmoniously. If your firm understands the Millennial mindset, then you will be well on your way to unlocking this generation's talents and work ethic.
Will you travel to consult at my firm?
Of course! I am based in Denver, Colorado, but I am happy to fly out of state to consult with your firm. Having practiced law in Colorado and Washington, DC (and represented clients in numerous other states), I understand the legal profession on national and regional scales.
Where can I order your book?
The Millennial Lawyer: How Your Firm Can Motivate and Retain Young Associates is available through the ABA's Online Shop.