College graduates who are entering the workforce at a time when jobs are hard to find and wages tend to be low – especially for entry-level staff – may become easily stressed out or disengaged if organizations don’t make special efforts.
Since today’s young people are tomorrow’s CEOs, companies may want to consider building structured work environment, a supportive staff and a constructive way to give feedback in order to create strong workers, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
“Getting hands-on work experience in a business can really improve young people’s confidence, employability and prospects in the jobs market,” said the UK’s employment minister, Chris Grayling, quoted by CIPD.
It seems intuitive that a staff that has been with a company for a long period of time may be more loyal than that of a workplace with high turnover. This suggests that getting young workers excited about their jobs early on may lead to strong employee performance and low workplace stress.
Employee wellness programs that help young people deal with stress may be an integral part of helping them get more accustomed to the workplace.