Recruiting & Creating Career
Paths for Millennial
Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are individuals born between 1981 and 1996. Familiarity with the internet, mobile devices and social media are skills that are often associated with this generation. In the workplace, millennials are reported to be looking for more flexible work schedules, frequent feedback from their managers and career development opportunities.
According to a report released by PayScale and Millennial Branding, 72% of millennials stated that they value career advancement opportunities, compared with 52% of boomers and 64% of Generation X’ers. This study also determined that millennials are comfortable with moving from employer to employer or even switching careers to gain the experience they need to be successful. This makes it essential for employers to engage with this group of employees.
One millennial we spoke with told us “as a millennial entering the workforce, work life balance is something that is very important to me. I also value growth, both professionally and personally. When applying for jobs, I looked for companies that I could grow with and not grow out of. I would rather work with a company that values my intellectual abilities, rather than a company that has nap pods or jeans day.”