5 Ways to Appeal to Millennial Candidates

September 11th, 2015

Millennials will make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2025, according to Deloitte, so appealing to this young demographic is crucial to the long-term success of your company. You’ve probably already noticed that recruiting Millennials requires a different approach than you’ve used in the past, so you’ll need to make a few adjustments if you want your company to appeal to them.

This generation of workers is driven, notably tech savvy and a little more relaxed than what you may be used to. Recruitment strategies that worked on Baby Boomers and Generation X simply won’t cut it, so it’s time to learn what they want.

5 Ways to Attract Millennial Candidates     

Not quite sure how to entice Millennials to want to join your team? Get started by implementing these five company-wide initiatives

  1. Offer Meaningful Work: Millennials are more than happy to work hard, they just want to know their efforts won’t be in vein. Get their attention by presenting them with projects that allow them to make a positive impact.
  2. Provide Flexibility: Younger workers view being tied to a cubicle from 9am to 5pm as archaic. When possible, allow your employees to work remotely and hold flexible hours, as this work style is highly favored by Millennials.
  3. Arrange for Regular Learning Opportunities: The Millennial generation is eager to learn and grow their skillset. Set money aside to send employees to conferences and training sessions so they can keep up with the latest industry happenings.
  4. Implement a Mentoring Program: Devise a mentoring program with two-fold benefits by pairing Millennials with more established workers. Younger workers are able to get the feedback they crave and older employees can tap their protégé for help leveraging technology.
  5. Create a Strong Digital Presence: If your company doesn’t have a great website and a robust social media presence, Millennials will consider you obsolete. If you want to impress them, invest in your digital assets. Share details about the hiring process on your website and post engaging company updates on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Hiring for Long Term Employees | Finding Loyal Employees

February 27th, 2015

By now you’ve already realized that having an abundance of long-term, loyal employees is the key to the lasting success of your organization. However, it can be difficult to spot these people during the interview process. Many fast-talking candidates will impress you, but only a very have what it takes to stay with you for years to come.

3 Tips for Finding Loyal Employees

Trying to fill an open position with a candidate who’s here to stay? Use the following three techniques to find someone who wants to make your company part of their long-term career plan:

  1. Focus on Personality: It’s easy to get overexcited about a candidate with all the right skills and excellent credentials, but being good on paper certainly doesn’t mean they’re right for the job. Remember, you have to work with the person everyday, so choose someone you genuinely enjoy being around. Skills can be learned but personality traits cannot. If you sense even the slightest bit of arrogance or dishonesty, move on to the next candidate.
  2. Find a Great Cultural Fit: Your company culture immensely impacts your employees’ job satisfaction. Find out as much as you can about the company culture at the candidate’s current or previous employer and what they liked and disliked about it. Use this information to determine whether or not they would fit in at your organization. Involve as many of your team members in the interview process as possible to make a well-informed decision.
  3. Ask for Employee Referrals: Your employees have a network of talented connections, so ask them to refer candidates they think would be a great addition to the team. Loyal workers have a vested interest in the organization and won’t recommend anyone they don’t truly believe will excel. This is an amazing opportunity to recruit like-minded people who want to be part of your company for the long-term.

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