College graduation is upon us and that means an influx of millennials eagerly awaiting entry into the workforce.
Having worked with this generation for the last decade or so, HR departments are relatively versed in what makes this group tick. All workers, no matter the age, appreciate security, variety in career, being challenged, and being part of a company that brings them pride. However, millennials differ from their predecessors in their motivations, expectations, and communication preferences. So how do HR departments recruit, foster, and retain millennials who bring value to the organization? Let’s start by looking at what motivates this generation and what they expect from their employers.
Have you ever hired an employee who fits the requirements of the job but just didn’t work out? Many HR departments depend on a job description when recruiting job candidates but could your job descriptions be to blame for not recruiting the right person for the job? One of the most important things to remember when writing your job description is to write it in accordance with your corporate culture and goals. By doing so, you will have a better chance of attracting those who fit into that culture.