With the millennial generation frequently getting a negative rap in the press, it’s no wonder organizations are so resistant to invest in millennial employees. However, as the candidate pool becomes increasingly filled with younger workers, it’s never been more important to make millennial talent part of your core recruitment strategy. In fact, you may be pleasantly surprised at the incredible value Millennials can bring to your workforce, often offering a broad range of knowledge and skills.
Here are just a few reasons why Millennials can be an asset to your organization.
Technology and Social Media Expertise
Of all the generations currently in the workforce, Millennials undoubtedly are the most skilled at all types of technology – including project management systems, social media and sales platforms – just to name a few. With these types of needs evolving rapidly, millennial employees can be instrumental in helping your organization get up to speed with modern technologies that improve both performance and productivity. This also offers the opportunity for “reverse mentorship” in which millennial employees can train older workers on how to use these tools. In addition to fulfilling vital training needs, reverse mentorship fosters a culture of learning and team-building!
Lower Salary Costs
Many studies continue to show that Millennials are less motivated by money and more driven by the quality of their work experience. And because many Millennials are recent graduates, you can pay them a lesser salary than employees with a vast employment history. However, to attract Millennials to your organization for lesser pay, you must offer appealing workplace benefits such as flexible work hours and professional development opportunities. Making an effort to invest in your culture will have enormous payoffs in recruiting top-notch millennial candidates with the potential for long-term growth on your team.
Innovative and Forward-Thinking Approach to Business
Every successful organization strives to keep moving forward, and Millennials can play a vital role in developing new, innovative business strategies. Because of their diverse set of skills and experiences, Millennials can offer unique perspectives about improving current processes or implementing effective alternatives to outdated procedures. After all, Millennials are known for rejecting the “status quo” and being non-complacent, making them the perfect employees for embracing organizational change.
Despite what popular belief may have you think, there are numerous reasons to integrate Millennials in your workforce. Start recruiting millennial candidates today with Durham Staffing, a temporary employment agency based in Buffalo, NY.