Millennials Need Engagement to Thrive

“Millennials’ lack of engagement costs the U.S. economy $284 to $469 billion annually in lost productivity,” according to Gallup. Millennials need to maximize engagement in everything they do to thrive, both for ourselves and for our society. Here’s how.

Getting a job offer is one of our greatest accomplishments in life. It validates the value that we provide to society. It expands on our professional careers. It provides us the dignity of earning a paycheck.

I vividly remember the moment I received that phone call. The recruiter from my first employer, a global consultancy, congratulated me on receiving an offer in its upcoming Analyst class. I was particularly anxious about this call because it was September 2009, at the trough of the Great Recession.

I was relieved.

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