Attracting and Retaining Millennials

Part 1 of 3

Generation Y, or the Millennials, come from highly structured childhoods where someone was always orchestrating their next steps. It is no surprise that they will utilize all available resources when embarking on their job searches. Read on to learn how to become a talent-magnet to the youngest group of candidates.

As Baby Boomers leave for retirement and Gen X moves into middle management, the Millennial generation (born early 1980’s through early 2000’s) is filling entry-level positions en masse! By 2020, Millennials, a generation larger in size than the Baby Boomer Generation, will make up half of the workforce. These fresh-faced individuals have a completely different concept of work than their elders. It makes sense that they approach job searches in their own, unique fashion.

The best way to attract the best young talent is to go to the source. College Career Services departments are seeing an increase in utilization. Sixty-five percent of Millennials participate in career services at their university. Seventy percent use networking events during their job search. Partnering with colleges, universities, and technical schools gives a company the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the next generation of talent.

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