work life balance
Restauranteurs still operating rigid, authoritarian workplaces will likely conflict with your typical Millennial, who seeks a more easy-going work environment, perks, and a collaborative approach to work. They are often negatively described as having and “entitled” view at work based on the level of advancement opportunities and personal accommodations they expect, but their career aspirations can be good for your business if you provide them the proper avenues to grow.
Millennials demand to know more about the businesses where they work than you would expect them to. Do you support community causes? Which ones? Are your buying practices ethical, green and sustainable? What about your business values? The Millennial take on business may require more sharing of information from management and owners than you're used to, but their approach is one that looks at the overall improvement of the restaurant. Within that framework, give them opportunities to improve and they will surprise you.
And there you have it! Build a social presence for your business with a high level of transparency, allow your Millennial employees to be self-sufficient and maintain their work-life balance, and provide constant feedback to promote growth within your company. If you do these 5 things, you will be able to attract, retain, and manage a Millennial workforce.