I just gave a speech at the Boston CEO Club where I highlighted five things companies can do to engage employees across the generations. Here they are:
Provide opportunities to do interesting work.
Offer flexible work options so employees can on-ramp and off-ramp as life events dictate changes.
Adjust your benefit plans to reflect the needs of your population.
Encourage collaboration-Think mentor programs and reverse mentor programs.
Pay competitive wages. Don't believe everything you hear. Money still matters and it does so now more than ever with the rising cost of fuel, food and debt.
You may not be able to do all of this at once. Choose one or two things and get moving in the right direction.