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James B. Rutland Offers Tips on How to Attract Talented Employees

If you want to meet your business objectives, it is imperative that you have the right talent at your fingertips. How can you not just attract, but retain young, talented employees? Read on for tips: Maintain Transparency Because the newest generation of workers grew up with technology, they also grew up with an inherent sense […]

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If you want to meet your business objectives, it is imperative that you have the right talent at your fingertips. How can you not just attract, but retain young, talented employees? Read on for tips:

Maintain Transparency

Because the newest generation of workers grew up with technology, they also grew up with an inherent sense of transparency that comes with technology. If you want to retain talented young employees, you must be as transparent as possible. Even if it’s unintentional, announcing decisions without any explanation might leave this generation uneasy. “Millennials are more engaged and committed when management shares why decisions are made.”

With rapidly advancing technology, it’s nearly impossible to keep some things private anyway, so try to stay out ahead of the curve and get in front of big changes or announcements within the company.

Provide Purpose

Young employees care about the purpose and meaning behind their work. Unlike previous generations, they will not work hard for a company that they don’t feel contributes to their personal purpose and meaning in life. It stands to reason that a work environment that is rich with purpose and addresses a meaning they are passionate about should get their attention — even if the pay is not great. With this eagerness for a purpose will come energy that you may need to tamp down from time to time. Provide energetic young employees with projects that not only align with their passions, but also support the business.

Put Together a Recruitment Package

If you are serious about attracting the best young talent in the market, you will have to put together a recruitment package. What does this look like? Start with your website. Make sure there is a “career” page that provides valuable and attractive information to a potential future employee. Considering this generation’s level of technological savviness and make sure your company’s website is up to standards. The information on your website should be constantly updated.

Every business wants employees who are willing and able to creatively problem-solve, innovate and bring new ideas to the table. Instead of viewing younger generations as “different,” try to see them as a bridge between how the business used to run and how it will run in the future.

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