Millennial Hiring: Why You May Be Turning Talent Away

It is no secret that millennials make up an important part of today’s workforce. Not only are they growing in number, but they comprise the largest demographic in the North American workforce.

With this in mind, ensuring that companies aren’t turning away top millennial talent is vital to success.

In order to attract and retain this talent, employers must think like millennials. What’s more, they must offer a culture that is attractive to prospective hires. Doing so not only encourages a wider range of applicants, but it also retains these hires down the line.

There are a few important ways employers can ensure they attract millennials.

Fortune Favours the Bold

In an age where youth are glued to their smartphones, not communicating efficiently may result in the loss of a potential hire. Indeed, millennials communicate quickly. Whether it’s with family, friends, or employers, they anticipate a timely response. While a candidate waits for a reply they may have several other offers. As a result, he or she may simply choose the one that responds first. Communicating quickly also helps employers determine the seriousness of an application. If a millennial isn’t quick to respond there’s a high likelihood that they aren’t particularly keen on the position.

Simplify the Process

If applying for a job feels too stressful it may be passed over altogether. Indeed, the process shouldn’t feel like solving a riddle, nor should it involve a tremendous amount of work. Although different roles call for varying levels of skill, the initial process shouldn’t feel extremely taxing. Moreover, a process like this doesn’t indicate exactly indicate who suits a role best. In fact, some of the top talent may simply pass on applying because they have other choices.

Create an Attractive Workplace and Culture

Now, more than ever, culture matters in the workplace. Not only will having a strong company culture reduce employee turnover, but it also attracts top talent. Indeed, many companies are aware of this and have implemented a more engaging dynamic in their workplace. Company culture may be created in a number of ways: from team building exercises to a cohesive team vision, a more engaging environment to longer breaks, there are multiple approaches to creating a better place for people to work. Not only will doing so attract more hires, but it also has a positive effect on existing staff.