"How to attract and retain 'millennial' employees in the fastener industry"

As the global workforce continues to advance, as does the expectations of the employee for what they are looking for in their career. Have you ever hired an employee, spending your own money on training and development just to soon discover you were used as a "resume builder" for that individual to gain experience and pursue employment elsewhere? This is a common occurrence not only in the fastener industry, but in the global workforce as a whole. Do you know what prospective employees are looking for in a career in 2015 and beyond? Do you know where these people are looking for jobs? Do you know how 'millennials' differ from 'baby boomers' in terms of job requirements? The world of work is drastically changing and although we may not know the exact reason why, we will need to adapt in order to remain competitive through every organizations most valuable asset: employees.

We here at Young Fastener Professionals would like to provide the fastener industry with first-hand, direct feedback on what we (as fastener professionals) are looking for in terms of job satisfaction and retention. By 2020 'millennials' are expected to make up 50% of the global workforce and by 2025 we are expected to make up 75% of the global workforce (including the fastener industry!) By filling out the survey we will be collecting a current and accurate representation of what young and seasoned fastener professionals are looking for ina successful career.

All submissions are filled out under anonymity. Market research will be conducted over a 6 (six) month period. Submissions will be accepted in both digital and physical formats. Physical submissions will be collected in person only by a representative from Young Fastener Professionals. Unsolicited mailed or faxed submissions will not be accepted unless noted otherwise. Although the presentation will focus around 'millennials' we highly encourage people of all ages participate in this analysis. Supplementary information on other age groups will be provided in case study.

Results to be released January 2016.