It’s no secret that Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) are people who love their social media websites and technology. These individuals have grown up in a world of constant technological development and, thus, have an easier time adopting new technology into their daily lives. According to an infographic by Flowtown, 74 percent of Millennials believe that their lives are made easier with technology and 75 percent of Millennials have created a social networking profile. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Millennials in the workplace get a pretty bad rap. Their coworkers complain that they’re entitled. Managers say they’re lazy. And news headlines report that unemployment rates for Gen Y are higher than any other age group. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
In a recent article, I discussed the notion that there is no longer such thing as job security. Some believe that company loyalty to employees is a thing of the past and employees are smart to take care, maybe even get out of the corporate world and set off on their own. But is the opposite also true? Are employees growing less loyal to the companies they work for? Jana Kasperkevic at Inc.com says yes, based on an article from the Harvard Business Review. She also says that this isn’t a bad thing. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR Continue reading
In 1976, a poll of twenty-year-old job seekers showed that vacation time and a well-respected job position were very important when choosing a position. Thirty years later, Generation Y employees answered the same questions very differently. It appears that things like ample vacation time aren’t on the millennial’s list of important job aspects. But do the statistics from this infographic (full size below) from 2012 mean that our standards have lowered? Does it mean that we don’t like vacation time or value a job position that others would respect? Or is it that our priorities have just shifted somewhat? Like this article? Continue reading
The job search has morphed into something very different than what it was five, even three, years ago. The job market was in the gutter for so long, and is still trying to get itself out, but things are looking up slightly. Those currently holding a job are actively seeking out better ones. In fact, an infographic from Visual.ly states that 7 out of 10 workers search for new opportunities on a routine basis. Remember the passive job seekers you try to target? Apparently that concept is becoming obsolete. Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a Continue reading
Every candidate comes with their own set of unique interviewing challenges. That’s why we’re tackling how to video interview different types of candidates with this how-to series. Today, we’ll be talking about how to use video interviews to connect with candidates from the Millennial generation. Tech-savvy Millennials can be of real value to your organization if you know how to connect with them in the video interview. It’s no secret the Millennial generation is more plugged-in than any prior generation. When it comes to the digital environment, they’re natives. They grew up with computers at their fingertips and most embrace Continue reading
It’s no surprise last week was Thanksgiving! Hopefully the need to give was ever present in the office. Our podcast this week covers two of the top articles from last week. For starters we talked about how employers can use video interviewing to attract millennials. Not only can you use video interviews on a mobile device, but millennials can show you their personality right away with a video resume. We also talked about how employers can find the right ingredients for a great company culture. At the top of the list is motivation. One way to motivate your workers is Continue reading
Here at Spark Hire, we want to help companies utilize the power of online video to find the best candidates. We get a lot of questions from readers about best practices for using online video in the hiring process. These posts will address those questions about how to find your next superstar employee. Question: How can I use video interviewing to attract Millennial candidates? – Jessica from Chicago Like this article? Subscribe to our HR digest to receive a weekly email with fresh and informative content.
Since we just yesterday covered the best interview questions to ask recent graduates, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at millennials in the workplace. There are a lot of perceptions on how millennials act and what their attitude is like in the workplace. Often times you hear that they have a low work ethic, feel they are entitled to much more than they deserve and don’t take direction very well. Some of these perceptions may be true, but this infographic from Visual.ly takes a look at the facts. Like this article? Subscribe to our Continue reading