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While the common stereotypes of millennials tend to be that they are entitled and unwilling to pay their dues, it’s time we put those mindsets to rest. Generation Y, those born during late 1980’s and early 1990’s, are a group of individuals that can add great value to an organization and have a powerful effect on your company’s culture. Hiring millennials is a true win-win for both parties. Companies will benefit from a less expensive extra set of hands and a fresh perspective. Millennials receive the invaluable experience they desire. Spot Color recommends you consider hiring millennials for the following reasons:
1. Millennials Bring Exciting Energy To Your Company
This generation is fresh out of the classroom where they gained tools to take to the workforce. They have been working on assignments that they have been waiting patiently for years put into real life experience. This is their time to shine! Millennials often come into the company filled with positivity, gratitude and enthusiasm. This is their opportunity to gain experience and prove themselves. Their willingness to learn will be noticed by other employees and provide a positive influence to the rest of the team members.
2. They’re Tech Savvy
You don’t know how to use a new form of technology, how to use social media platforms or what they are? They probably do. Generation Y grew up almost entirely with technology. They are the primary consumer of technology and have a serious interest in learning new ways to use it. Millennials will be likely to introduce apps, processes or software that help your company increase efficiency and productivity. Their high standards for the usability and ease of technology can also help to influence your current products and services to ensure customer retention.
3. They Promote Learning
Millennials are young, many fresh out of college, and understand there is a lot for them to learn. They are not just out there because they need a job, 65% of them say that personal development is the most important factor in their careers. While you’re expected to educate them about your company and the industry, you will be surprised to find out what you can learn from them. Keep in mind, their education is also, likely, the most up-to-date in the office. Hiring millennials can be an excellent opportunity for your employees to learn from each other.
- 60% of hiring managers find millennials to be fast learners.
- 68% of hiring managers have discovered a skill set in millennials that other generations do not have.
Oh and lastly, not only are they fast learners, they are quick to excel. 24% of millennials reported being placed in managerial positions in 2015!
4. They’re Self-Expressive
If the evolution of social media has taught generation Y anything, it is how to express themselves. You can thank Twitter for that. Growing up during an age when you can inform the masses of your everyday life, this generation has taken full advantage. While this may seem frightening and painful, self-expression can allow a team to bounce ideas around one another and put new ideas out there. A group of individuals who aren’t afraid to express their new ideas will translate to a welcoming dimension of brainstorming, new solutions and fresh perspectives.
5. They Can Act as Brand Ambassadors
As millennials engulf on their new and exciting careers, they have a growing enthusiasm within the company they begin working for. Recent grads have the influence necessary to produce a substantial network from their school alone. The positive public exposure allows an organization to engage with a number of people through your employee undertaking a brand representative role.
Don’t be fooled by the stereotypes of millennials. The truth is, this young generation is full of hard-working individuals with a thirst for knowledge. Hire the right Gen-Y candidate for your company and you will soon reek the benefits of a cost-effective and well-rounded employee. At Spot Color, we strongly believe an expressive employee with a fresh perspective can significantly improve a business’ culture.
-With these tips in mind you will go a long way to making your marketing efforts measure up and pay off. Need more help? We specialize in working on marketing strategies specifically for your industry. Give us a call at 503-477-4355, or visit us online @ www.spotcolormarketing.com