How to Keep Young Entry-Level Workers

blog Dec 10, 2017


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"Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live."

Anne Sweeney 


"How can we keep our entry-level workforce?? Our turn-over at that level is way too high." - a refrain of every CEO using young hourly workers.

Over half of the 1,200 young, entry-level workers in this survey said they were planning to leave in less than a year. How to fix this?? Harvard Business Review has some very good ideas.

 How to Keep Young Entry-Level Workers

What's Inside!

Here's what the young folks in the survey say they need to stick with you:

  1.  Train managers to demonstrate fairness and respect - Nearly 50% of the women and 40% of the men surveyed reported that they felt they were treated unfairly by their manager

  2. Give them a career path - Young people are more than twice as likely to stay at their job for more than a year if they see their job as a career or a stepping stone to a career

  3. Work towards inclusion, not just diversity - The group least likely to see their job as a stepping stone to a career was African-American women, while the group most likely to see their job as a stepping stone to a career was white men.

  4. Adopt proven scheduling practices - The vast majority (83%) said they would be more likely to stay in their current job if they have more control over their work schedules.

  5. Offer health care and opportunities to work more hours - More than 50% of the youths surveyed wanted to more work hours.

    CEO Essential Detailed examples included


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