Millennials will leave if they can’t make an impact - CIPD Asia media coverage

Richie Holliday December 1, 2015 1 min read

I was recently interviewed by CIPD Asia - the professional body for HR and People Development - to provide opinion and advice on the recruitment and retention of Millennials, also known as Generation Y (or in China 八零后; ‘ba ling hou’: those born after 1980).

The struggle to attract and retain good quality, young talent in the current markets across Asia is ongoing, and it is an HR issue that provides a unique set of challenges.    For the interview I found examining the millennial issue to be very interesting, as well as topical.  On behalf of our clients, Morgan McKinley is often asked to source people with not only the required skills and technical expertise, but also with the right attitude.   This attitude can be difficult to define.   However it is clear that for Millennials there seems to be a shortage of star candidates who are able to display the correct balance of ambition with a desire to work hard and deliver in the ‘here and now’ for their current role.     Corporate culture can greatly help in developing talent in this area, but it is not the only answer.

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Chief Operations Officer, Asia-Pacific
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