How to Attract Millenials & Gen Z to Blue-Collar Jobs

“We are lending money we don’t have to kids who can’t pay it back to train them for jobs that no longer exist.” Those are the words of Mike Rowe, former host of “Dirty Jobs,” a television series on the Discovery Channel that followed hard-working entrepreneurs and employees doing unglamorous blue-collar jobs. Episodes feature occupations…

From Millennials to Boomers: How to Appeal Across Generations for Hiring

Intellectual and cultural capital, digital savvy and online communications expertise are just a few of the Boomer (born between 1945 and 1960), Gen X (born between 1960 and 1990) and Millennial (born between 1980 and 2000) attributes mentioned in the article, “Forget Millennials and Boomers. Gen X Will Save the Workplace.” It is true that,…

Gen Z v. Millennials: Key Differences Recruiters Need to Understand

These two generations makeup more than 50% of the U.S. population (1), meaning they’re both important demographics to think about when putting together a recruiting strategy. Here’s the difference between the two and what they’re looking for in a future employer: Generation Z Born: 1995–2012 Current Population: 23 million Millennials Born: 1977–1994 Current Population: 71…

How to Attract Millennials

Attracting millennials to your company is important. The millennial generation is the most recent to join the workforce, but they are also the largest generation in the workforce. This means that, if your job advertising efforts are not in line with millennial values, you are failing to appeal to around half of the people who…

How Values, Development and Well-Being Attract Millennials

In today’s increasingly transparent job market, smart companies are re-aligning their talent acquisition strategy. Rather than focusing their efforts outwards, they’re focusing inward. Why? With websites like Glassdoor and Indeed giving job seekers a window into what it’s actually like to work in a company, top candidates are no longer solely basing their decisions on…

How to Manage Millennials: Strategies for Success

A lot has been said and written regarding Millennials as employees, and much of it is pure speculation, not based on research. One of the biggest inaccuracies about this generation — defined as those born between 1982 and 1994 — is that they’re not motivated to work hard. Managers who say this about Millennials aren’t…

6 Reasons Not to Overlook Baby Boomers

When you consider increasing the diversity of your team, think about efforts to hire more female employees, or members of underrepresented minority groups. Another important aspect of workplace diversity, though, is age. Much has been made of Millennials in the workforce, especially as they recently surpassed Gen Xers as the largest working generation. According to…