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In today's rapidly growing and evolving economy, it's more acceptable than it was even a decade ago for employees to move quickly from job to job. However, a new study commissioned by Bridge, an employee development suite for businesses, from the makers of Canvas (NYSE:INST), found that nearly 90 percent of millennials are looking to grow their careers within their current companies. "Millennial employees are looking for something different in their jobs, beyond good compensation," said Emily Foote, VP of Customer Engagement for Bridge. "They aren't satisfied with routine promotions or pay bumps; they want opportunities to learn, develop new skill sets, and grow into leaders. Organizations that create learning environments are rewarded with employee engagement and loyalty." Bridge workplace loyalty survey infographic   Employees Are Loyal to Companies That Provide Career Growth In 2016, millennials became the largest generation in the labor force. As of 2017, 56 million millennials were working or looking for work—more than the 53 million Gen Xers and well ahead of 41 million baby boomers. 1  Yet despite the culture's increasing acceptance of "job-hoppers," young employees actually defy that stereotype. Bridge survey data finds that offering career training and development would keep 86 percent of millennials from leaving their current position. Fifty-six percent of millennials believe that an individual should stay at a single company for more than 20 years. However, if that job lacks growth opportunities and avenues for leadership development, 67 percent of millennials would leave that position. Better Feedback Loops Needed In terms of receiving feedback about professional growth, a third of surveyed employees do not believe performance reviews are helpful. This supports the growing idea that there is a need for workplaces to revolutionize  performance management . What's more, 78 percent of Gen Xers believe that performance reviews do not provide them with meaningful growth opportunities, and that performance reviews are just a way for companies to "check a box." When asked to grade how performance reviews are handled, some things span generations, with 42 percent of all employees saying they would give their employers a C grade or below. Finally, more than half of Gen Xers believe that performance reviews are onerous and rarely result in positive change. Tips To Engage Employees In response to the survey findings, Bridge also offered the following tips to help engage employees: Hold frequent employee check-ins . Millennials want more frequent feedback, but according to a Gallup poll,  only 15 percent are actively asking for it . Being proactive about giving feedback on the managerial end can encourage engagement while ensuring that employees are receiving the feedback they crave. The same study found that millennials who meet with their manager regularly are more than twice as likely to be engaged at work. Align individual goals to company and team goals . When managers create tangible goals for their teams that support the larger company vision, employees are more connected to the bigger picture. Not only will this make the review process more focused on metrics, rather than intangibles, but employees will stay engaged throughout the workday when they have meaningful, attainable and structured goals to reach. Cultivate a culture of continuous learning . Creating a workplace that promotes career development is important for everyone, including  millennials who rank training and development higher than cash bonuses  as a priority in the workplace. By making career training and e-learning a priority, employers can ensure that the youngest generation of employees are engaged, focused and continually honing their skills. An infographic with survey highlights can be found at . 
Companies across the USA are hiring fast and furious. Here are some clips from the newswires. BAE Systems Announces $45.5 Million Expansion in Huntsville, Alabama BAE Systems, the third-largest defense contractor in the world, is expanding its operations in Huntsville, Alabama, with a $45.5 million project that is expected to create hundreds of new jobs over the coming years. The company’s multi-phase growth plan includes the immediate expansion of its offices on Discovery Drive and the development of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing and office space facility in the Cummings Research Park. Work at the site will consist of new programs and existing business, including the design, development, and manufacturing of precision munitions and aircraft survivability technology. The increased capacity will enable the company to execute on its commitments to customers while positioning it to address surging demand for key products within its Electronic Systems business. DICKS OPENING STORES IN VIRGINIA and COLORADO DICK'S Sporting Goods the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, will be opening two new DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in July. Grand Opening weekend celebrations will be held for stores in the following cities: DICK'S Sporting Goods – July 2018 Grand Openings City/State Store Location Grand Opening Celebration Dates Richmond, VA Willow Lawn 1601 Willow Lawn Drive Richmond, VA 23230 July 13 through July 15 Fort Collins, CO Foothills 205 E. Foothills Parkway Fort Collins, CO 80525 July 20 through July 22 With these new stores opening, DICK'S will now have 728 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores nationwide in 47 states. The new DICK'S locations will bring approximately 130 collective jobs to two communities through the hiring of full-time, part-time and temporary associates for these stores. MINNEAPOLIS GETTING 500 TOPGOLF JOBS Global sports entertainment leader  Topgolf ®  today announced hiring plans for its 46 th  location, which will open fall 2018. Approximately 500 new jobs have been posted online at , and MISSION: Ambition auditions begin in three weeks. ALBUQUERQUE GETTING 150 CUSTOMER SERVICE JOBS Sitel Group,  a leading global customer experience management provider that delivers more than 2.5 million customer experiences every day, announced today that it will be immediately hiring 150 full-time associates to support a new Sitel Group client – a leader in the Communications industry. Those interested in applying can visit the contact center at 4420 The 25 Way at 9am, 11am, or 2pm Monday-Friday for a tour and job preview, or apply online at  and enter the keyword "Albuquerque" to begin the application process. HOWS YOUR PERSONAL SEO? BrandYourself , a platform that provides software and services to help businesses and individuals clean up their online reputations, has launched new machine learning-powered features to help consumers identify and remove risk factors that could hurt their career prospects. The software also helps consumers build a strong personal brand that leads to career opportunities. The new iteration of the platform scans a user's entire online presence, assigning an overall Reputation Score while identifying harmful risk factors across social media posts, images and Google results.   BrandYourself also has a range of in-house managed services for both consumers and businesses. Key offerings include: Personal branding services for individuals, negative search result suppression services for both individuals and businesses, and, a Review Management and a Glassdoor Review Management Program aimed at maintaining a proactive reputation for companies. The team's experts are made up of 50+ employees located in both the NYC and Lancaster, PA company offices. You can get a free Reputation Report with your Reputation Score here - . The premium version of the software is available for $99/year. Information about their services can also be found on the site.
Sitel Group , a leading global customer experience management provider that delivers more than 2.5 million customer experiences every day, announced today that it will be immediately hiring 500 full-time associates to support one of Sitel Group's largest retail clients – a multi-billion dollar global wholesale leader – and assist its shoppers through the online ordering process. Interested applicants should visit and enter the keyword "Augusta" to begin the application process. Then, stop by our career fair taking place at the Sitel Group Augusta location. Applicants will have the opportunity to meet with the site team and explore the various employment opportunities. When : Friday, July 20, 2018 Time : 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Address : 2115 Windsor Spring Rd, Augusta, GA 30906 "This is an exciting time for our site as we welcome a world-class wholesale leader and bring on high-performing agents who can help resolve customer needs and deliver memorable experiences," said Robbie Jalbert, Site Director, Sitel. "We want to bring on 500 talented individuals with a passion for customer service to support the new program." Sitel Group offers paid training, great benefits, and opportunities for growth and career advancement from within. The company offers multiple career paths and a chance for new hires to work their way toward new opportunities; in fact, 93 percent of our non-agent positions are currently filled via internal talent. Sitel Group's Augusta customer experience center is among the largest employers in the area and is the second-most sought after call center. "Within the last 12 months, our Augusta site has added close to 400 jobs and we're continuing to expand our operations. By the end of 2018, we will have over 1,200 eager associates helping us deliver memorable customer experiences for several clients, including this new wholesaler," said Jalbert.
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