Millennials have gained the reputation for feeling "entitled." However, they may just be waiting to be empowered.
According to Smart Company, millennials have been made out to be unreliable and hopping from job-to-job. On the contrary, employers just need to learn that they value different things than that of the Gen X and Baby Boomers.
The publication listed top four tips on how to attract millennials to your workplace. These advices can help you find the best millennial talent for your company.
First, millennials are also looking for the best team to build their long-term careers with. You have got to give them a reason to stay with your company.
Think about the benefits in store for your employees. Are you equipping them for career growth? How about flexible work options? Millennials actually want more work-life balance over a fat paycheck.
"The fact that today's millennial wants more control over their work/life balance shouldn't be surprising to us given that these people have grown up in an era of somewhat instant answers," John Sweeney, executive vice president of retirement and investing strategies at Fidelity, said. "They're used to being able to find what they want fairly quickly."
Second, employers need to ensure that they are not discounting millennial candidates that do not have the experience for the role. Oftentimes, these young potential employees are skilled enough due to extracurricular activities or internships that they had during their time at the university.
Third, reach out to millennials in their territory - social media. Create relevant profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Snapchat to ensure that you can capture their attention.
Fourth, to be able to ensure the loyalty of these millennials, you need to create a company culture that is genuinely friendly.
These young potential employees need mentors that can inspire and encourage them. It also helps if they find themselves in a happy and positive workplace.