Embrace challenges of recruiting Millennials

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class of 2014If you’re recruiting Class of 2014 college graduates for entry-level positions, you’ve got your work cut out for you.

Market research firm Frost & Sullivan calls Millennials—today’s twentysomethings, who will make up 75% of the workforce by 2025—“one of the most disruptive forces the American workplace has ever experienced.”

A new Deloitte report says these 21st century employees “have radically different expectations about work than those of previous generations.”

Says Melanie Turek, Frost & Sullivan’s VP of research, “As they enter the workplace, Millennials are having a profound impact on everything from business processes to communications technologies.”

That’s not all bad. Older employees are buying into their younger colleagues’ new ways of working.

“Companies must learn to adapt to these new trends, and leverage them to drive collaboration, boost productivity and measurably improve business outcomes,” Turek says. “The...(register to read more)

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David K June 2, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Hello,
As a Millennial I find all of these articles on marketing/hiring Millennials very interesting and educational. It’s nice to see what others view of my generation, and I agree with a lot of the things I have read. I am now on my first year (as of today, horary) with my company, and the company I work for primarily has employed Baby Boomers and Traditionals. I am the second youngest person in the office (22) and there are probably only 10 people out of the 200 employees who are under the age of 30. And less than 40% of the employees are under the age of 40. I feel like the older the company is, the harder it is for people in my generation to feel accepted and want to stay/grow with the company. I think the biggest issue is that many companies that were founded on traditional principles are so used to working with their system that they just do not want to change and advance. I really feel that if companies were able to utilize the intense creative and bold powers of our generation, it would propel them farther and stronger into the market. Buy basically shunning younger people, how can they hope to sell to the largest generation the world has ever seen? However, until then, my peers and I are nothing more than subservient workers to the execs and middle management.

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