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The millennial generation is now rapidly starting to join the workforce. Chances are you are starting to see that clubs are being staffed more and more by young people. The millennial generation differs from previous baby boomers that tend to be more traditional in terms of the workforce. Older generations are used to getting titles, working 9 to 5 and paying their dues. They have traded sacrifice for success.
Despite the fact that the millennial generation has a different work mentality, Mark de Gorter, the chief operating officer at Workout Anytime, highlighted several benefits you can reap by having a large amount of millennials working within your facility.
However, Gorter does caution that there are a few challenges in working with the millennial generation. “They aren’t looking to be tied down, so sometimes that lends itself to a propensity to look for greener pastures,” he added. “We coach our clubs to really make sure they have a good career path laid out and that we are providing that level of communication, because this group is very mobile. But if we provide them with meaningful work, a level of flexibility and engage them, it can be a pretty good recipe for success.”