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How to Attract Talented Millennials

How to Attract Talented Millennials
From Recruiter - March 20, 2017

In todays increasingly transparent job market, smart companies are reevaluating their talent acquisition strategies. Top candidates no longer base their decisions simply on salaries and company financials. With websites like Glassdoor giving job seekers a window into what its actually like to work with potential employers, companies have to adjust their strategies to fit the situation of this new generation.

What Millennials Want From Employers

To millennials, a job is not simply a source of income its a reflection of their interests and values.A 2015 survey from Accenturefound that 59 percent of recent graduates would ratherwork in a company with a positive social atmospherethan a place with a higher salary. Another 52 percent said they would forgo some compensation to work at a company with an impressive commitment to the environment or the social impact of its products and services. To attract the right talent for your company, make sure your value and mission statements strongly reflect your companys culture. For example, Patagonias mission statement reads, Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.

Just remember:Creating a strong employer brand is not just a matter ofhiring for culture fit. Its also aboutreinforcing your valueson a daily basis.

What Millennials Want From Their Jobs

Millennials are lookingfor opportunities that help them learn and develop continuously. More responsibilities, stretch assignments, and the chance to test out new ideas are a few ways to attract ambitious and motivated recruits. In the Accenture survey cited earlier, 77 percent of recent college graduates said they expectedtheir first employer to provide formal trainingbut only 53 percent received any such training.



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