Millennials – those roughly 18-to-34 years old – make up the largest share of employees in the U.S. workforce, yet 53% of hiring managers have a difficult time attracting and managing this young professional generation.
Adding to the complications, 58% of Millennials expect to leave their jobs in three years or less, making turnover rate an ongoing issue for businesses.
This new generation of professionals is the first to grow up in the digital age, and so their expectations are quite a bit different. One of the most important things a manager can do is to become educated on what motivates Millennials, and more importantly, what keeps them around.
Read these 21 information-packed blog posts and you’ll be on your way to effective Millennial recruitment and management.
How to Recruit Millennials
Recruiting Millennials is an entirely new frontier for hiring managers and requires a unique strategy. Millennials expect a lot more from potential employers from the start of job candidacy. They want to know about work culture, work-life balance, the company’s mission, how they can make an impact, and what sorts of growth opportunities are available to them.
Millennials work for a purpose. They don’t “work to live,” they “live to work” – a big motivational difference from previous generations. Check out these blog posts on recruiting Millennials for strategies on attracting this talented generation.
What It takes To Recruit Top Millennial Talent by Lindsey Pollak, Millennial workplace expert and author of a NY Times bestseller, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation
6 Millennial Recruiting Techniques You Need to Know About by Josh Tolan, Founder and CEO of Spark Hire
Wild & Crazy Kids: Millennial Hiring Trends Every Employer Needs To Know by Katrina Kibben, Marketer and blogger at RecrutingBlogs.com
8 Questions That Will Help You Find the Best Millennial Job Candidates by Evan Burns, Founder and CEO of The Odyssey
The Millennials Are Coming: Here’s How to Recruit Them by Mark Ruthfield, Vice President of Sales at Yesware
5 Strategies for Recruiting Millennials (Infographic) by Laura Montini, Reporter at Inc.
8 Best Places to Recruit Millennials for Your Company by Ronald Barba, Managing Editor at Tech.Co, Writer for The Economist, Entrepreneur, Slate, Inc., and Fortune Magazine
How to Manage Millennials
When it comes to managing Millennials in the workplace, managers themselves can make a huge difference in retaining the company’s top talent. Good management requires an understanding of Millennials’ motivations, fears, aspirations, and overall view of what it means to work in today’s age.
Say goodbye to micromanagement and the typical 9-to-5 workdays and hello to new leadership techniques, blurring the line between work and personal life, and flexibility in the workplace. All of these are must-dos if you wish to manage Millennials effectively.
Read more from these sources on how to create a workplace that opens the door to success for Millennials.
Epic Guide To Managing Millennials In The Workplace by Rob Wormley, Content Marketing Manager at When I Work
Millennials: How to Attract, Retain and Manage by Bhavna Chadalavada, Business & Leadership Consultant
7 Ways To Improve Your Management Skills In One Week by Nick Lucs, Digital Marketing at When I Work
Manage The Stress Levels of Millennials by Patrick Lynch, President of The Frontier Group
The Top 3 Conflicts Between Millennials & Their Managers by Amy Hirsh Robinson, A leading expert on the changing workforce and the impact of generational shifts on organizations
3 Tips to Help Millennials Manage Older Workers Effectively by Kazim Ladimeji, The Director of The Career Cafe: a resource for start-ups, small business and job seekers
How Millennial Employees Can Succeed
Today, the most innovative and successful companies are utilizing their knowledge of Millennials to create a work culture that attracts and retains the generation’s top talent.
These next set of blog posts will help you guide millennials to success.
4 Essential Tips for Mentoring Millennials by Ali Hall Associate Fellow, University of Oxford Saïd Business School
Mentoring a Millennial is a Win-Win for Everyone by Ilan Aninditya, Content writer
7 Ways to be a Mentor for Millennial Women by LaSalle Network Blog
Here’s How to Mentor Millennials by Ken Rabow, Life empowerment coach and author of The Slacker’s Guide to Success
3 Ways to Mentor Your Millennials to Success and Retain Young Talent by Rebecca Sargeant, Chief Executive Officer at Curta Precision Recruitment
Four Secrets To Success For Millennials by Stephanie Denning, Writer focusing on leadership issues from a Millennial perspective.
How Millennials Can Succeed: An Interview with Dan Schawbel by Connie Blaszczyk, Managing Editor Monster Resource Center
It is no longer a question of is it or is it not worth the initial investment. It is a question of how your company can begin to think differently and change its culture. Focusing on effective recruitment and management of Millennials, the largest generation of employees in the U.S. workforce, will pay dividends for your company in the future.
What have you experienced in your organization with hiring and managing Millennials? We would love to hear your thoughts on what is and isn’t working for you.21 Blog Posts Small Businesses Should Bookmark For Managing Millennials Nick Lucs