Millennials is a word that we are hearing more and more of today. Millennials are the generation of people born between the years of 1980 and 2000. This group called the Millennials are the new generation of people that have reached or are now reaching a certain age to start being able to make a difference in the world and are also entering the world of recruitment, working in or applying for various jobs across the country.
The Millennial Era
Millennials have grown up into this world in such an important part of time, a time where technology has advanced and this particular generation have been able to grow up learning and understanding how to make the most out of this new technology and been able to understand it more than previous generations. Millennials are a group that are always willing to learn, so when a new phone, computer or even an App is released they are the first ones to take up the challenge of testing these new gadgets, games and Apps.
Due to the changing generations and more Millennials entering the world of employment, we now need to look at changing the way we recruit this particular generation group. It has been said that by 2025, 75% of the global workforce will be from the Millennial generation.
Time to Shorten the Recruitment Process
The recruitment process can be quite lengthy with several processes that you have to go through before you actually get an interview. On the 1st August 2016 KPMG, an accountancy firm, changed its graduate recruitment process. KPMG would previously have three assessments over several weeks, making the graduate wait several weeks to find out whether or not they got the job. This has now been changed so that all assessments are made in one day so that the applicant would know whether they were successful within just two days.
Out with the Old, In with the New
The older recruitment processes such as putting together a CV, a personal statement as well as having several assessments before getting a job interview no longer works for the later generation of employees; the Millennials. It is time to make a change to the recruitment process and make the most of the resources out there which are readily available to use. Get online and find candidates on the Internet and get to know them this way and approach the applicant in a way that suits them.
Recruitment companies now need to address the topic of Millennials and look at ways of updating the way they work and the way that they recruit. The key area they need to address is embracing the digital age which we are now living in. Many Millennials have been taught to do everything online so they will have a digital CV along with online portfolios and a LinkedIn Profile. Instead of asking for a Word Document or a PDF to see the applicants CV, recruiters could simply ask for links to the applicants’ online CV and their LinkedIn Profile.
Travelling to meetings can be very time consuming for the candidate especially if they need to travel far to a big city such as London. Skype is used largely in businesses now for the convenience of being able to have a meeting without having the stress of having to travel and take the time out to have that meeting in person. If it is an initial meeting to get to know the applicant and go over their CV with them by making the most out of Skype and video calling.
Make a Difference
Make this change to your recruitment process and you will see a difference with the possibility of more applications. Millennials will also find it easier to apply to jobs and they will be able to apply in a way that suits them and they will be able to make the most of online portfolios, profiles and CV’s which they have already put together.