Posts Tagged ‘Gen Y series’

Hiring Generation Y – Time to Change Your Current Strategy?

This topic has been run through the mill countless times, however, as more and more Generation Y workers take their place in Corporate America, it is helpful to remind ourselves why recruitment strategies must be altered and/or expanded when hiring Gen Y candidates. It used to be that a Gen Y interviewee would be quick…

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Hiring Gen Y (Part 8): The Intergenerational Workforce

by Traci K and BrightMove Staffing Software and Recruiting Software Today’s workforce is constantly changing and within 10 to 15 years it may be unrecognizable. Generation Y brings a different work style and unique point of views regarding workplace initiatives and work-life balance to their employers. As they improve their stations in life, these ideas…

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Hiring Gen Y (Part 7): Engaging and Managing Young Professionals

Almost every organization has young employees belonging to Generation Y. This generation is ever-becoming notorious for the characteristics they hold that are unique from others before them. These include the level of work ethic, motivation, skill sets, and also the ways in which they become engaged and are most easily managed in the workplace. Organizations should fully understand the high cost of turnover and the effect of employee engagement on productivity. As Millennials are the future of our corporations, finding ways in which to ximize their efficiency levels and keep them loyal to your company should be at the forefront of current business plans.

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Hiring Gen Y (Part 6): Training Your New Hires

The inevitability of the changing workforce dynamic is that, at some point or another, members of Generation Y are going to be a part of it. Whether currently on board or getting ready to start, Millennial employees require the enactment of new strategies to attract, train, and retain them. They are motivated differently, they learn differently, and they have different needs than any generation preceding them. Figuring out how to walk to the beat of the Gen Y drum is crucial to a successful onboarding and training process.

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Hiring Gen Y (Part 5): Interviewing Millennials

Entitlement and informality are the words of the day. When you begin to understand the interview process for Generation Y candidates, these words may be circling in your mind as the reputation of today’s young professionals precedes them. Standard questions are bound to produce surprising responses, especially if you haven’t got a clue what you’re in for. How about that clue…

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Hiring Gen Y (Step 4): Prescreening Resumes from the "Me" Generation

Sifting through resumes might be the least favorite task of any given recruiter. It’s difficult not to review each resume while at the same time resisting that voice in your head critiquing each one. Thoughts such as, “Oooh, I would not have put that on the resume”, “Doesn’t this person have spellcheck?”, or “Really? Three pages long?”. Above all, the worst crimes against resume content are committed by the inexperienced.

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Hiring Gen Y (Step 2): Know What Appeals to Millennials

The reputation of Generation Y is that of entitled, impatient, independent, materialistic, social-oriented techies. They are unlike any generation before them and they offer talents and skill sets unlike their predecessors. Employers are beginning to recognize the unavoidable need for the presence of these Millennials in the workforce and on their staff.

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Hiring Gen Y (Step 1A): Understanding the Facts

Doomsday HR statistics over the past 5 to 10 years have shown that the steady retirement of Baby Boomers and the lack of skilled workers coming up through ranks will eventually lead to a massive shortage. Though the economic downturn has slowed this slightly with Baby Boomers hanging on a little longer, the net effect is still going to be the same somewhere down the line. Young Generation Y professionals are going to be required to step up and come into roles that they might not be ready for.

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