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Where Generation Y Works Now Matters To The Future Of Your Company

Millennials are hard workers and you’ll want to recruit them for a number of reasons. So, what’s the best way to do that? Give them what they want, of course. Let’s take a look at where they are now and why that matters for how they get through your doors later:

Millennials are hard workers and you’ll want to recruit them for a number of reasons. So, what’s the best way to do that? Give them what they want, of course. Let’s take a look at where they are now and why that matters for how they get through your doors later:

Generation Y is on the move. Most leave their first job within two years and your company could be the right place for them to land–but you need to entice them by building a job description they can’t refuse. How do you recruit Gen Y from where they are working now? How do you develop the right talent for your company?

Pay attention to where Millennials are now.

A recent poll shows that seven of the top 10 employers of Gen Y are retailersWalmartStarbucksTargetBest BuyMcDonald’sAbercrombie & Fitch and CVS. What is it about these retail jobs that appeals to Millennials? Are they working retail because selling burgers is the positive change they’ve always wanted to make in the world?

Probably not.

But, you can certainly use the appealing aspects of these jobs to attract Millennials to your organization. Think about it. There’s a reason Millennials flock to these retail positions:

  • These are not 9-5 jobs. While Gen Y may still be working 40 hour weeks, the hours are more flexible. These are jobs worked in shifts, possibly shorter than eight hours at a time, and not likely five days in a row.
  • Training is offered on the job. Gen Y can get in and get started in retail almost immediately. We thrive on being able to learn as we go and enjoy immediate tasks and gratification for work well-done.
  • Management positions and growth opportunities surround us. As we are trained in each retail process, there is room to move up into management positions. We like to know what are possibilities are.

When you build job descriptions and recruit new talent, be sure to build in flexibility, on-the-job training and professional grow opportunities. And, if you can throw in an employee discount or some free food, that doesn’t hurt, either!

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