Sanja Koleska, Senior HR Coordinator at Deloitte, based her presentation on her company’s annual study where they did a research of Millennials behavior in a business environment and made a comparison between them and so-called baby-boomers. She highlighted that older generations understood differently the concept of work, and that they had greater fear of losing jobs. The Millennials are seen as a digital generation that rapidly learns and adopts new knowledge. But on the other hand, they always need something more dynamic. That is why they change their profession quickly and focus on something else. They appreciate teamwork, they adapt fast and get used to changes, and they say for themselves that they have good communications and management skills. She also emphasized that the greatest challenge to companies nowadays is how to attract, and then to keep them because for them salary does not come first. The majority say that their priority when looking for a job is the possibility of promotion and professional development.
Lastly, the speakers discussed many ways on to measure the happiness of employees. The audience participated in this discussion along with the panelists, and the moderator closed the event by inviting them all to an informal wine & cheese cocktail party.