5 Best Practices to Follow When Recruiting Millennial Talent
When you’re recruiting, it helps to know what potential job candidates want. It may seem obvious, but many folks are unclear on Millennial desires or assume they know already. The result: an inability to attract Millennial talent. Here are five best practices to follow—based on what Millennials want.
1. Offer comprehensive content on your career website and in job postings. Millennials love having information at their fingertips and are used to a culture of openness. The more you show what it’s like to work at your company and what values guide its philosophy, the better. The proof is in the numbers; almost 80 percent of Millennials factor in culture and people fit when they decide to work somewhere. In fact, nearly 65 percent would be happier making $40,000 at a job they love rather than at a boring $100,000 job.
2. Present a vision for advancement. Sixty percent of Millennials say that the most important consideration in accepting a job offer is the potential for growth, and a whopping 46 percent left their most recent job due to a dearth of growth opportunities. Emphasize that your company offers training and education at all stages, and list development programs. Share stories of employees who started relatively low and rose to the top.
3. Provide mobile-friendly experiences. Boost the readability of your career website on small devices, and make it easy for job prospects to apply online. Otherwise, they’ll find a company that does it; 89 percent of job seekers find jobs through mobile devices.
4. Leverage social media platforms. Nearly 67 percent of first-time job seekers use social media, and recruiters who aren’t up with the times risk not finding the best candidates.
5. Practice diversity. Sixty-seven percent of job seekers value diversity in the companies they’re looking at and many Millennials have grown up in diverse households and live diverse lives.
For more information on recruiting and retaining Millennial talent, please check out our whitepaper: What Motivates Millennials in the Workplace.