Three Things To Know About Hiring Millennials (That May Surprise You)
April 21, 2014
Think you’ve got your millennial hiring strategy figured out? Think again.
A recent Bentley University study on millennials in the workplace revealed some surprising details about America’s young professionals. While it has been said that millennials are lazy, feel privileged or have alternative work ethics than older professionals, there may be more to it than that.
Below are three key findings from the study, which will every recruiter and hiring manager needs to know in order to optimize your millennial hiring strategy:
A Career in Business is Out.
You may believe sectors like business will always have ready and willing young candidates; however, that may not be the case anymore. Sixty percent of students are not considering a career in business, and an additional 48 percent say they have not been encouraged to do so. In the long-run, this may result in unqualified candidates and damaged business practices.
How to solve it: If you’re trying to convince millennials to consider a career in business, showcase any professional development opportunities your company offers. In addition, if your company readily promotes or advances professionals in their careers, be sure to note these benefits in your job descriptions, on your career sites and social media platforms – and any other platform you use to source candidates.