North­Bay biz Mag­a­zine asked busi­ness & com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers to share their picks for young peo­ple mak­ing a dif­fer­ence & our Andrew McNeil, prin­ci­pal was chosen…

Andrew has led Arrow in embrac­ing the con­cept of shift­ing his own company’s cul­ture and is lead­ing the charge by help­ing oth­er employ­ers do the same. His efforts result­ed in many pos­i­tive changes and are attract­ing a lot of promis­ing tal­ent to the employ­ers he serves. Andrew believes that a unique com­pa­ny cul­ture is what will attract and retain the work­force of the future.

Mil­len­ni­als want to feel good about where they work, believe in the pur­pose and mis­sion of their employ­er, feel appre­ci­at­ed and have fun at the same time. To many mil­len­ni­als, this is worth more than mon­ey and tra­di­tion­al ben­e­fits. Com­pa­nies late in fig­ur­ing this out will have a hard time com­pet­ing for the work­force they need. —Karen Alary, the Per­son­nel Perspective