How This Vacation Policy Is Winning Over Millennials

By Kevin on September 1, 2015 in employee engagement, Entrepreneurship, leadership

How can you win the recruiting wars for top millennial talent, drive up their engagement levels, and ensure they stay for the long term?

By 2020, millennials will be approximately 50 percent of the U.S. workforce, and by 2030, 75 percent of the global workforce. When it comes to work, many millennials are looking for something very different than past generations.

Among other things, they want and demand flexible hours, casual dress codes, and they want to feel like they are making a positive impact in the world through their jobs. Twenty-somethings want to work at companies like Patagonia or Toms Shoes because that ethos is embedded into their business model.

One of the ways that companies are appealing to the wanderlust generation is by offering paid travel perks. Read about vacation policies from Evernote, Airbnb and thinkPARALLAX in my latest Forbes article.


Kevin Kruse is the creator of the Leading for Employee Engagement eLearning program for managers and author of the bestselling book, Employee Engagement 2.0.


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