How to Get the Most Out of Your Millennials by Eton Institute

Eton Institute, the region's largest training and development centre, has launched a series of Professional Development workshops to help the Millennial generation master their soft skills and increase workplace efficiency.

In the fast changing professional world, where people are being bombarded with information through multiple media channels and devices, soft skills including personal time management skills are essential for professional success. Constantly receiving information and updates can distract employees from their work, risking of time wasting and lack of results. Controlling this phenomenal flow and selecting relevant information is key to increasing productivity and overall performance, particularly amongst the tech-savvy Millennial generation.

Millennials are people aged between 18 and 34 years, and represent 48% of the population in the Middle East. They are technology educated, fans of social media, confident and determined to quickly occupy a high position in a company. A survey conducted by in February 2014 reveals that 44% of Millenials are employed in large private multinational companies, although the general preference for this group would be to work for the public and government sector. Millenials have a significant need for targeted training to ensure they stay engaged in the workplace. Following the same survey, 54% of under 35s would like to see more training opportunities and occasions to learn new professional skills, admitting this would encourage them to stay loyal to the company.

Eton Institute's constantly curious and innovative trainers are perfectly placed to deliver relevant training for Millennials, where the latest thinking through multiple devices drives efforts and actions.

"Most Millennials find themselves overwhelmed by the constant influx of e-mails and reminders, not to mention calendar alerts, to-do lists, push notifications and smart phone follow up messaging. They wish they had more time in a day to "get things done" and maximise personal and consequently organisational productivity," says Melissa Stahl, Professional Development Consultant at Eton Institute. "In a country like the UAE, with a high population of expats and a mix of nationalities and cultures and Expo 2020 Dubai on the horizon, it is crucial that the younger generation receives the training targeted towards their specific needs. Those able to successfully implement time management strategies know how to focus on the tasks with the greatest impact to them and their organisation," she added.

The upcoming Personal Productivity and Time Management workshop will disclose tips on how to take charge of the seconds, find those hidden moments, and use time-honoured planning and cutting edge organisational tools to take their personal productivity to the next level.

Date: 20th February 2014
Time: 9am - 4pm
10% discount on workshop fee is offered for 2 + delegates registering together

Eton Institute also offers workshops on various other topics including Presentation Skills, Stress Management, Business Etiquette, Sales Fundamentals and Train the Trainer. For more information on Eton's Workshops visit or call 800 ETON (800 3866) to speak to an advisor. For any corporate related enquiries, email highlighting your training needs.