The number of Millennials in the workforce is increasing daily. Millennials are entrepreneurial and have a natural talent for creativity and technology. Put these two facts together, and it’s clear to see why it’s increasingly important for recruiters to know how to understand this generation’s talents and ambitions and how to engage them.
Millennials are less likely to stick around for the traditional recruiting process. Instead, recruiters should streamline the introductions, interview, and scheduling into a single appointment. It’s also prudent to keep these candidates updated on all progress throughout the recruiting process.
Make It Personal
Millennial candidates appreciate a recruiting process that’s customized to them. Keep interaction fluid and meaningful to create a more dynamic experience. Many Millennials will not feel a face-to-face meeting is necessary when everything can be accomplished via their computer, tablet, or mobile device.
Recruiters should do their homework before contacting a Millennial. Be sure to share details about the company and why you believe it’s a good fit for them. It’s also important to review the Millennials’ resume, so you know what their goals and strengths are.
Millennials want to feel like they can make a difference in the world. It’s important they relate to the organization’s identity and are in check with their personal values. They don’t want to be micro-managed; as long as the job gets done right, it shouldn’t matter how they got there.
Appreciation and Honesty
Millennial candidates are looking for a job where their skills will be appreciated as an asset to the company. They aren’t looking for flattery, though. Give them honest feedback, so they can assess the organization and how they mesh with it.