Guest blog by Ketura Plein of YoungCapital
It has recently been announced that millennials will have around 15 to 20 jobs in their lives. That is strikingly much compared to generation x or the baby boomers who often dedicate themselves to one job for a longer period. Millennials are often job hoppers, and this idea can provoke a certain fear among employers. Yet there is something positive in it.
Because millennials are so eager to learn and proactive in finding a job, they are the perfect candidates for pools where recruiters can choose from.
Millennials are not so very unfaithful employees. On the other hand, they are very aware of the career path they want to follow and they do. If you can offer the career opportunity they want for a millennial, they can indeed be the greatest asset for your workplace.
Millennial Online Recruitment
How can you use recruitment to reach millennials?
A large number of millennials only use online platforms to look for a new job. Make sure you like recruitment agency does not play hide and seek, not even on social media. 62% of millennials visits the social media of a company to find out more about the organization and the work they will do.
Have you worked for millennials through or at your organization? Let them share their positive experiences via social media.
LinkedIn you can use to connect with millennials before they actively look for another job. You can also be a few steps ahead by using millennials their favorite platforms; Snapchat and Instagram.
Also make sure that you optimize the online experience for millennials. Millennials use mobile phones to find their jobs. So make sure that your website is user-friendly for mobiles.
The website must also meet a few requirements for millennials. If they search online they want a website where the jobs they are interested in are immediately highlighted or highlighted. In addition, they want to receive personal work recommendations and that they are proactively approached by employers based on salary requirements.
Ideal recruitment process for millennials
In 2019, millennials will assess the culture of the company based on the recruitment process. More than ever before, companies focus on candidate care. Four out of five candidates indicate that care candidates are often an indication of how the recruitment agency or organization where they will work attaches value to the employee.
For millennials, the following three elements are a poor form of candidate care:
- minimum job description
- no confirmation email
- do not let us know when a position is filled.
What does all this mean for you as a recruiter?
Stay open to the new generation and the job hopping applicants. Finally, the millennial ambition does not neglect fickleness.
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