Tips for Recruiting Millennials to Your Team
With Millennials beginning to flood the job market, it’s become important for employers to know how to attract them to their teams. Millennials as a generation are characterized as being more tech savvy, optimistic, confident and connected than any previous generation. However, for people of older generations, they can be hard to relate to because they aren’t attracted by the same sorts of perks and they communicate in different ways.
So what exactly is it that Millennials are looking for out of an employer? Here are a few examples:
- A work/life balance, which allows them to pursue other interests outside of work. Millennials are not nearly as attached to their work or careers as previous generations. Approximately 50 percent of Millennials believe flexibility is more important than pay (at least to an extent).
- A strong, positive company culture that gives them an opportunity to make a difference with their work. About 88 percent prefer a collaborative workplace culture to a competitive one.
- A strong career path that allows them to constantly be moving forward rather than staying stagnant.
Therefore, employers need to be able to tap into these characteristics if they’re going to want to hire the best up-and-coming employees. To create a strong impression with Millennials, make sure you have an updated website, maintain an engaging online social presence, stay on top of new technologies and do what you can to provide growth opportunities and flexibility in your workplace.