Before you dimiss millenials, it’s important to remember that this generation has already shaped our lives. The millenial world is open, connected and diverse. Understanding the future of your company means understanding this generation.
Create a Great Corporate Culture
One of the most overarching headlines from research into the job habits of millennials is that the majority of them believe that business is about more than just money. Millennials want workplaces they can believe in, places where they feel comfortable and empowered. That means in order to attract the right talent, companies have to build a company that offers people compelling reasons to come on board, not just throw enough money at people to get them to come on board.
Use Digital Media
Another insight to attract millennials to your organization, is that the younger generation uses online platforms to get connected to work, and nearly everything else. That means companies using prominent workplace applications and platforms are more likely to attract a wide range of applicants. That includes review sites such as Glassdoor and Salary.com, as well as various job boards and places where people gather online to talk about an industry.
Offer Flexible Work Arrangements
Millennials, in general, are big on the idea of working independently. There’s the increasing prominence of what some call a “gig economy,” and trends that business experts have touted as the “rise of the freelancer.” By chasing opportunities that allow them to work remotely or otherwise stay independent, millennials are tying their wagons to the star of a movement that insists on personal productivity and accountability. Companies should not push back against this trend, but start to offer more independent workforce arrangements to attract the best talent.
Make Work Attractive
More and more these days, people are looking for jobs that reward them in some way. They’re looking for work that is challenging, yet pleasant, and that adds dimension to their lives. Although it may seem like a kind of pie-in-the-sky idea, a lot of jobs can be presented this way if the company puts in the right effort.
These are just some of the ways to attract more candidates for roles within a business and get a bigger talent pool to compete in the future. As a top staffing services organization, we’ve seen these types of strategies work well for clients and other companies. For more about the challenges of hiring and expansion, keep an eye on our blog as we continue to look at what businesses are doing to stay competitive and attract job seekers.