Written by David Larkin

Meet the woman who aims to keeps millennials engaged in the work place

EngageSmith to create 20 jobs with €400K investment in millennial training products

Lisa Smith of EngageSmith1
Lisa Smith of EngageSmith

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EngageSmith, a millennial training company, today announces that it will create 20 new jobs by the end of 2019 as it develops its range of training and e-learning products to respond to the growing demand for millennial training in organisations.

The roles being created are in the areas of product and programme development, marketing, international business and franchise development, as well as training and programme delivery.

The announcement follows a €400k injection of private funding in the company, which will enable the creation of the new jobs as well as investment in international marketing and integrated business operating systems.

“Several of our clients have over 80pc millennials in their workforce. Companies like these need to adopt millennial-friendly programmes now or suffer the consequence of high attrition levels,” company founder, Lisa Smith, said.

Set up in 2014, the company, which currently employs five people, has doubled its revenues year-on-year for the last two years and is on target to surpass this growth level in 2017.

It has already seen a 50pc increase in demand for its millennial training programme in the first three months of 2017.


EngageSmith is currently working with 12 large Irish-based indigenous and multinational companies, helping those companies to increase their retention of millennials and grow productivity.

The company has developed and tested training programmes specifically for the Irish market and now it plans to expand the business to international markets by developing an e-learning product for UK and US markets.

Smith has trained more than 3,000 people to date and works with major multinationals across a variety of industries.

Smith and her team’s programme enables businesses to attract, engage and retain millennials by successfully assimilating them into the workforce, thereby improving the return on people investment.

“We have developed a programme over the last two years, which enables companies to engage millennials correctly. We have seen customers double millennial engagement, which is significant given that some estimates claim that up to 70pc of millennials are not engaged in the workplace,” Smith said.

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