Five Reasons Millennials Should Be on Your Team
The Millennial generation (those born between 1985 and 2000) recently surpassed the Boomers as the largest age demographic in the workforce. They are a unique generation with unique expectations of their employers.
If you’re hiring Millennials, you’ll need to prepare for what hiring experts refer to as the “job-hopping” generation and adapt your approach to attract the most talented prospects.
Why Millennials Get a Bad Rap
Millennials have been described as distracted and social media obsessed. They’ve gotten a bad rap, but like any other generation, they have been influenced by the events and experiences that have formed their worldview.
Hopefully you’re ready to look past the negative stereotypes and you’ll find that Millennials bring a lot to the table.
Why You Should Hire Millennials
Millennials bring a unique skill set to the workplace. Here are five reasons you should be hiring them!
- They’re Natural Digital Marketers – Millennials are criticized for spending too much time on Facebook, but the fact is, they use social media to communicate more than any other generation. This makes them naturals when it comes to digital marketing. Want to grow your business online? Task it to a Millennial!
- Highly-Educated and Tech Savvy – Millennials are the best-educated generation in history. They’re the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology since birth and many have a detailed knowledge of all-things tech, from website design to cybersecurity.
- Motivated Team Players – Millennials value collaboration, enjoy working on team projects and are self-directed.
- Culturally Aware and Socially Involved – They are the most socially involved generation since the Boomers. If your company is involved in public service, get your Millennial team members involved.
- A New Approach – To grow your business means recruiting team members who look at problems in a new way. Millennials offer a fresh perspective that fosters innovation.
According to recent demographic studies, Millennials will represent 46% of the workforce by 2020. If you’re ready to embrace this most unique generation, you can build a highly-educated, tech-savvy workforce that will move your business into the future!