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5 ways to make your recruiting millennial-friendly

5 ways to make your recruiting millennial-friendly

5 ways to make your recruiting millennial-friendly

5 ways to make your recruiting millennial-friendly

by Vervoe Team 27/05/2019

Employees are your most valuable asset, and if you want your business to thrive, you need to find and hire top talent. However, despite the different channels that you can use to identify and get in touch with the right people for the job, it can’t be denied that there are various challenges that you’ll have to overcome during the process.

Given that millennials are currently the largest generation in the labor force, it’s clear that you need to adjust your recruitment process to appeal to them. Here are a few strategies that you can incorporate into your current hiring process.


Create a Sense of Purpose


Although this generation has been frequently maligned for their alleged laziness and entitlement, making a social impact and having a sense of purpose is very important to them. That’s why they’re attracted to companies and brands which promote some kind of social awareness.

A job which puts food on the table is ok, but millennials want more than that – they would like to contribute to your company’s growth with their skills and expertise and it’s essential to show them how to do that.

A big, fat paycheck and cool perks won’t be the only reason why a talented and hard-working millennial would find your job offer appealing, so make sure to mention your company’s mission and values in your job description, as millennials want to find meaning in their work. 


Personalize the Experience


Personalization is all the rage in every industry, and millennials, who expect their purchasing experience to be highly tailored and personalized, want the same from the recruitment process.

You can see whether they’re the right fit for your company and win them over by conducting the interview at the office where they would work. This will allow them to get a test taste of what it is like to work for you and get a glimpse of the work environment that they will potentially be a part of.

Ask them a lot of questions, and let them do the talking. Active listening is essential for learning as much about them as possible. Plus, being heard is something that they highly value, and it would send a positive vibe if you give them the time of day and hear what they have to say.


Include Your Team


It’s a good idea to include your team in the recruitment process and have them interview your candidates. First of all, they are the ones who will be closely working with the new member of the team. Don’t forget that it’s them who’ll mentor the new hire, show them the ropes, and train them until they’ve gotten the hang of everything, so it’s important that they participate in the selection process.

Besides that, this approach will show your current employees that you value their opinion, and that’s something that will definitely present your leadership in a positive light.

Needless to say, your millennial candidates will notice and appreciate the way you treat your employees and that will undoubtedly appeal to them.


Offer them an Opportunity to Build Their Personal Brand

Millennials are keen on personal growth, and they want a job that will help them develop their professional skills and expertise.

According to a Gallup report, 59% of them mention opportunities to learn and grow as extremely important factors when it comes to applying for a new job. This is why you need to let them know that they won’t be stuck in a dead-end job if they decide to work for you. It’s essential that they understand that they’ll have an opportunity to learn new things and build their personal brand.

Get Creative With Benefits

Essential perks are a must, which means that minimum healthcare, dental, and retirement plans should be a regular part of your employee benefits package.

As you know, tech giants like Google and Apple have earned their reputation as the most desirable companies to work for with their generous employee perks such as gyms, free snacks, and spa centers on campus.

Not many companies can afford such luxuries, but luckily, there are other ways to attract millennial employees. For example, the stat saying that 78% of millennials are more likely to spend their money on a desirable experience instead of a desirable thing speaks volumes about their mindset.

In other words, you don’t have to offer expensive material things if you want to appeal to them – telecommuting and flexible hours could be just what will make them happy. This flexibility which allows them to plan their schedule and spend more quality time with their loved ones could mean more to them than other perks.

It’s also a win-win for both parties because studies show that working from home positively affects productivity, which means your company will benefit from this perk too.

Millennial employees might be demanding in terms of what they expect from their job, but that’s actually good for your company because they’re ready to commit and work towards your shared goals. That’s what your recruitment process should reflect in order to attract and keep them. – AI-powered skill testing to make hiring about merit, not background

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by Talentese Team 21/05/2019

Whether you spend a lot of time developing a professional industry-related blog, casually post something in your personal social media profile or even seemingly “meaningless” spend your time collecting memes from your favourite TV-show, there can be actually lots of ways of benefiting from your blogging hobby in job search or even turning it to a career. Let’s take a look at some of them!


1. Create a video CV

If you have a Vlog on Youtube or enjoy filming some short videos for Instagram (even TikTok!), you’re probably familiar with some basic (or maybe advanced) video editing tricks. Use them to create a video CV – it could be a perfect fit not only for some creative positions but for lots of others – from a sales person to a manager. And even if mostly “hard” skills matter for your job and you don’t have to demonstrate your personality that much, having a video CV might still be beneficial – who do you think have more chances to remain in the HR’s memory, a person who used a standard Word template any recruiter has seen dozens times, or a person that has clearly put some efforts into job search?

Take a look at some creative video CV examples here.


2. Highlight your soft skills

The fact of having a successful blog alone might be turned into a real prove of you being a goal-oriented person, having good communication skills and a well-developed network etc. So don’t hesitate to brag about it, especially if your future job has something to do with media, communications, public relations, sales, digital – having a successful personal project look as good in your CV as demonstrating good professional achievements. And even if your blog is not successful (yet), you might still be willing to mention it to showcase, for example, your visual taste, photo editing or copywriting skills (or at least persistence – you haven’t stopped posting though no one reads you 😅)


3. Use your blog as a portfolio

Not only designers need a good and detailed visual demonstration of their achievements! Instead of trying to fit all your professional experience into a CV, find some more appropriate places for that: as long as reporters are not lining up to interview you about your success, become your own mass-media and publish some work-related case stories you’ve had, share tech tricks you’ve developed, tell about the projects you’ve lead etc. Be careful about not giving up some sensitive/confidential information and choose the format wisely: Instargram would be fine to show up some design sketches you’ve done, but for a closer look at the same project you would rather use, for example, Dribbble or Behance.


4. Ask your followers for recommendations

Having lots of followers might bring you not only a solid amount of likes (which obviously boosts your self-esteem and therefore also helps you in the job search 😉 ) but some real profit – it would never hurt to actually ask your followers directly if they know any job openings that might be a good fit for you. Given that you’ve probably invested some efforts in content development and blog community creation, you have (hopefully) gained some loyal readers/viewers that are willing to share some some useful tips on a job ad they’ve seen or even recommend you to someone in their company – especially if you have gained some professional authority by creating and publishing field-related content.


5. Turn blogging to a career

Though you might think of blogging as of a simple hobby, there’re lots of ways to turn it into a career or at least a part-time job which would bring you joy – there’s something you’ve started doing without being paid for it, right? And it’s not only blog monetisation you can benefit from – you can consider earning money using the skills you’ve acquired as a blogger. If you liked cutting videos or creating covers for your YouTube videos, you might as well offer these services to other people (e.g. on Fiverr), sell your articles and offer “ghost blogging” (e.g. Freelance writing).


How do you use blogging in the job search?

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by Talentese Team 03/05/2019

Nobody chooses a job just for a good salary, but having a proper income belongs to the most important factors of being satisfied with your career, isn’t it?

Recent researches have revealed the highest paying jobs in Germany – let’s take a look at the list of professionals that are receiving the biggest salary!


Doctors (both seniors and regular medical specialists) are traditionally on top positions – no doubts that they deserve good compensation for many years spent studying and their daily duties which are obviously not easy.

Experienced sales professionals are in extreme demand – companies are ready to pay good money for employees with well-developed network that may be turned into clients.

Financial experts and skilled business professionals are in the list as well – working as an actuary, mergers&acquisitions specialist or a trader will get you a desirable salary as well.

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