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Hiring and Keeping Millennials

By 2020, Millennials (how people born from 1984-on are called) will make up 50% of the workforce. To successfully attract, retain and work with this new professional group we need to understand the unique ways in which Millennials see their world. According to the Harvard Business Review, in order of importance, Millennials want: 1) Their work to be meaningful 2) To help causes they believe through their work 3) To interact with nice and interesting people 4) To find prestige in the company they work for 5) To keep work-life balance 6) To see progress in their careers 7) To achieve financial security 8) To start their own businesses. As you can see from the above list, although some of the themes of what the Millennial wants may be similar to past generations, Millennials embrace a much different approach and idealism to their burgeoning careers than generations before them. Interestingly, the current generation has given Millennials somewhat of a bad name. Millennials have been called lazy and entitled but this can be attributed to their want of a work-life balance. They have been called disloyal but this can be due to their desire to progress in their careers and to be entrepreneurs. And they have been called ‘prima donnas’ but this could be because they have such lofty expectations such as helping the environment or the greater good through their efforts or their desire to work with ‘cool’ and interesting people. Like any emerging generation to the workforce, the previous generation must adapt and embrace..

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TOP 3 Tips when…

Having a good and strong CV is probably the most important thing when starting to look for a new job. Here our 3 top elements to focus on: SUMMARISE: Give a short 'at a glance' skills and experience summary at the top of the CV, relevant to the role you are applying for. This allows the employer to immediately identify your suitability for the post. Be sure to include all languages and technical environments with how long you have used them or a grading system. DON'T LEAVE GAPS: If there are any gaps in your employment history, or seemingly strange moves, explain them. Don't let your CV throw up more questions than answers. BE HONEST: Be as objective as you can and don't under or over sell yourself. Get a third party that understands your skills and experience to give you an independent opinion on your CV. We will post more tips soon. Keep following the blog and good luck!

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