Let’s get this out of the way – I’m not picking on millennials here. Every generation of professionals struggles with work/life balance.
However, millennials have been documented as the “most stressed out generation” according to an American Psychology Association survey. And what that suggests is they are more susceptible letting their personal stresses impact their work lives.
This is a topic that every HR Director and manager of millennials needs to not only be talking about, but acting upon. And part of that career development comes through transparent, broad-context conversation about how these professionals can make changes to better serve their organization and their career.
This concept was explored in a recent Forbes article written by “under 30” contributor Rachel Ritlop. In a piece aimed at millennials, she identifies 7 tips from top career coaches and psychologists to help millennials stop letting personal issues impact their work:
- Talk with your boss or employer.
- Don’t overshare.
- Set digital boundaries.
- Look into your company’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Take time off.
- Get your emotional needs met.
Now, I know at surface level these are very broad tips. Read the entire article to get insight into each and every tip and the way it can impact millennial career development.