Having trouble holding onto millennials hires at your company? Here is an infographic of what millennials say they are looking for when applying for jobs.
They’re lazy, entitled job-hoppers with one foot out the door, always looking for the next best thing. Or so the internet would have you believe.
Millennial stereotypes have been fed to us by the media for years, but in reality, these stereotypes are often far from the truth.
For instance, millennials don’t necessarily need their hands held during projects; what they want is feedback. 80% of millennials stated that they would like constant feedback from their managers. Far from incompetent, millennials are simply searching for constructive criticism and ways to learn and grow in their field.
Whether you believe these stereotypes or not, the fact is: millennials are currently the largest single generation in the workforce. And by the year 2025, they will make up the majority. Millennials aren’t your interns and entry-level employees anymore. The oldest millennials being 36, this generation has moved up in the workforce and many are currently serving in mid- to high-level management positions.
Over the last decade, the millennial shift has manifested in workplace policies such as open office floor plans, flexible work hours, relaxed work attire, and company cultures that align more closely with millennials’ desire to find meaning in their day jobs. Because of this shift, many companies are finding themselves falling short of what this generation is looking for when applying for jobs.
How can your company adapt to attract top millennial talent to apply, interview, and stay with your company long-term? Millennials were asked what they believe are the most important factors when considering working for a company. Check out this infographic to learn best practices to hire millennial employees: