Posts Tagged ‘gen y’

Hire Smart by Hiring Older?

Pop quiz. Who uttered this memorably ageist quote in 2007? “I want to stress the importance of being young and technical. Young people are just smarter. Why are most chess masters under 30? I don’t know. Young people just have simpler lives. We may not own a car. We may not have family. Simplicity in…

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Millennial Hiring Part 8: Job Advertisements

  Before you have a Millennial accepting a job offer, you first have to attract them to your organization. Whether through social media or job boards, you will most likely be using some sort of job advertisement. Should you be wording ads targeting Gen Y the same as those aimed at candidates from previous generations?…

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Millennial Hiring Part 6: It's Not Just a Generational Thing

As mentioned in previous articles, Millennials will make up an estimated 75% of the workforce by 2025. Countless studies, reports and articles have focused on the differences (and difficulties) surrounding hiring and retaining Gen Y employees in the workforce. Matthew Goldman of Entrepreneur.com makes the argument that maybe we shouldn’t be focusing on the fact…

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Millennial Hiring Part 5: Hiring Gen Y Women

We have already visited a few different topics on Millennial hiring – job hopping, money  matters, what to keep in mind, and what to avoid. Focusing on a specific subset, we will examine the differences in hiring Millennial women and their impact on the workforce. According to Women Powering Business, the latest U.S. Census shows…

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Millennial Hiring Part 4: What to Avoid

In the last week’s article, we shared a few points to keep in mind when considering hiring Millennials, given by Inc.com’s Evan Burns. Looking at the flipside, Burns offers up what you should avoid where Gen Y is concerned. DON’T: Think millennials will join your company if time = seniority. Position your company by showing…

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Millennial Hiring Part 2: Money IS Important

What makes Millennials tick? In last week’s article, we discussed the fact that Millennials do more job hopping than previous generations, but it’s not because they are non-committal, it’s because they refuse to forgo happiness in order to stay in a position. They will leave once their needs are no longer being met. With Millennials…

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Millennial Hiring Part 1: Gen Y Job Hoppers

Millennials rule. At least according to Fortune Magazine editor Alan Murray. They rule because, as of this year, Gen Y workers will surpass the number of Gen Xers in the workforce for the first time. In Fortune Magazine’s latest issue of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, many organizations on the list (i.e. Google)…

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The Millennial Workforce – Money, Power or None of the Above?

If you were given the choice between an increase in salary and a better job title with no pay increase, which would you choose? Ten years ago, the majority of candidates would choose a salary increase without hesitation. It seems that it has always been about making a better wage…until recently. Now, more often than…

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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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