Managing millennials can be a handful for even seasoned hiring managers. Critics have frequently painted pictures of millennials being lazy, lacking ambition etc. leading to endless stereotyping rather than understanding what makes them tick.
Millennials are different. They grew up in the digital age with access to social media platforms, smartphones, and other kinds of technologies which made them smart and savvy. There’s a way to handle millennials and it’s a lot different than the measures which you, as a hiring manager, probably used to manage the ones from generation X.
In this article, CodeForce 360 explains some of the ways you can manage, retain, and get the best out of millennials in your organization:
- Leverage their networks: Millennials tend to look for people from their generation at their workspace since there’s a match in thinking and interests. These millennials also tend to spread information like wildfire courtesy their savviness with digital platforms. When you tap into their networks to reach out to fellow millennials, you can find a lot of candidates who are informed, interested, and seeking a spot at your company.
- Strengthen your company on the digital front: Millennials search your company and its services online to have their first impression and this is heavily predicated on how good your website is. If your site is dull or lacking those smart navigation features and graphics, then you can expect any millennial to lose interest in your company.
- Offer a decent amount of agility when it comes to work: Millennials have seen the start-up boom and realized the benefits of bringing flexibility to work routines. Moreover, unlike the previous generations, they aren’t content when they have no freedom with the way they work. Providing them the chance to work from home or at their convenience (within reason) is a smart way to keep them motivated.
- Maintain total transparency: Millennials are always curious and constantly seeking information about the company they’re working in. As a hiring manager, it’s important for you to keep them informed about the company’s plans and projects.
- Provide regular feedback and guidance: Millennials like to evaluate themselves and are inquisitive about their performance as well as future opportunities. Provide regular feedback and present them with opportunities which can be theirs in due course. It’s an important way to keep them motivated to put in those hours every day.
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