The Employees of Tomorrow: The New Millennial Workforce

How to find and get the most out of the Millennial workforce.

Experts estimate that Millennials will soon become the largest generation in the workforce. However, according to a study commissioned by Elance-oDesk and Millennial Branding, only 14% of hiring managers find it easy to locate and retain them. What’s the deal?

Well, despite a tough job market and a massive amount of student loans, Millennials are eager to shake up the traditional office setting. Companies are noticing this push, too, and finding creative ways to meet their needs.

If your company’s looking to hire, here are four ways to attract a potential Millennial employee and stay ahead of the curve.

Have an Amazing Online Personality

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To attract more potential candidates, make sure your company has an engaging online presence. With the internet, it’s never been easier for potential employees to learn about a company before an interview. If a company lacks a strong online or social media identity explaining why they’re exciting, new, and innovative, Millennial job hunters will quickly lose interest and move on.

Take a look at Hyper Island for inspiration. They do an amazing job at engaging first-time users with fun and welcoming visuals that make their day-to-day office look exciting and new.

Be Personable

Despite what the majority of hiring managers think, Millennials care more about the people they work with, inspiring work, and experience / mentoring rather than money. If your company is looking to hire, post a creative and detailed job listing that outlines the available positions at your company. Nothing is more eye catching than an out-of-the-box job listing.

Once you begin the interview process, walk each potential employee around your office. Have them meet the team and those that they will be working with. This will not only allow you to see if they are a good fit but it also shows them you care and are excited about your employees.

Create A Great Work Space

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Though Millennials switch jobs often–52% think corporate loyalty is outdated–they are likely to stick around longer if companies provide the right working environment. That’s why a lot companies are creating large and open work environments where employees have plenty of space to work, be creative, and interact with each other. It’s a welcome change to the stuffy confines of the traditional cubicle.

Break with Tradition

The Millennial generation grew-up in a digital world, so they are more than a little spoiled with technology. However, because of this reality, they are also very technologically savvy, so be open to their ideas. If you are, you’ll find that Millennials can be a great asset to your company rather than just a stubborn employee. Sometimes, change is good.