Ingrid Fredeen, Jan. 8, 2016
In four short years, millennials (born roughly between 1975 and 1995) will make up 50 percent of the workforce. In another five years, they will represent 75 percent. And Generation Z (those born from 1995 to 2015) isn’t far behind.
But do these shifts matter to compliance and security programs—and is there anything different we should be doing?
The short answer is, yes. However, many organizations are doing little to evolve their programs to better connect with employees who are seeking higher-quality content, better engagement, and quick and easy access to information. This was one of the findings of the NAVEX Global’s 2015 Training Benchmark Report.
The preferences I note above are often linked to millennials, but they are not exclusive to that generation. Many employees, regardless of age, would agree that these improvements would benefit everyone. Besides, a quick (but not very scientific) quiz from the Pew Research Center shows that being a millennial is a state of mind, not necessarily a reflection of age.
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