3 Tips for Recruiting Millennials

Written by Gareth Bushell | February 22, 2017 |0 Comments

Careers Site vs Careers PageIt’s fair to say that the Millennials – those born roughly between 1982 and 2000 – haven’t always attracted the most favourable reviews.

However, workers in this age group have also been noted for their great talent. They seek responsibility, power and can be influenced much more readily than many of their older counterparts.

Ultimately, Millennials don’t all think or behave the same way. Nonetheless certain proven ways to appeal to talent of this age and their frequent desire for quick career advancement.

1. Assemble inter-generational teams

Older workers often possess more in-depth industry knowledge and experience than those in younger age groups. However, millennials tend to be more proficient with technology.

By combining the two in your project teams, you can help to foster mutual respect between your firm’s different generations, while enabling the more efficient completion of projects.

2. Request feedback from Millennials

It might not seem the most responsible thing to allow young and inexperienced workers the opportunity to critique the performance of your team. However, the fresh perspectives Millennials bring can help to shed some light on existing processes. Therefore, it may be necessary to adopt measures to introduce processes that allow for diplomatic feedback.

3. Take a looser approach to work structure

Millennials often aren’t great fans of the regimented ‘clocking in and out’ workplace structure, and tend to be attracted to much more open, looser approaches.

Empowering your Millennial employees by offering flexible working hours and the opportunity to work away from the office. Signal your trust in them and encourage them to take responsibility for the firm’s best interests.

Call upon some of the finest employer resources in Ireland – such as those available from Webrecruit Ireland – when your company is looking to hire the best-suited Millennial talent. Alternatively, talk to us about our other solutions such as our market-leading recruitment technology.

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