In the U.S. alone, there are almost 80 million millennials.

It is no surprise that the newest generation has taken the workforce by storm. In fact, millennials are the largest generation in the workforce today.

Compared to past workforces, millennials have more college degrees and are more diverse. The younger generation is known for their can-do attitude. They are confident in their ideas and their work ethic.

Having top millennial talent on your team is a must!

Looking to hire millennials but unsure of how to recruit younger employees? Want to know how to keep the millennials as part of your company?

If so, keep reading for tips to recruit and retain the best millennial talent.

3 Tips for Recruiting and Retaining Millennial Talent

Millennials have changed the face of recruiting and retaining. If you want to hire top millennial talent, you’ll have to know how to target the younger generation.

Ready to find, hire and retain younger recruits for your team?

Here are 3 tips for successful millennial recruitment and retainment.

1. Use Social Media

If you want to recruit young workers, social media is the prime location. Millions of people use social media each day.

Social media is used for more than just sharing pictures and chatting with friends. In fact, 86% of working people in their first 10 years of employment use social media to find a job.

This means that your company must be heavily involved in social media. When using social media, be sure to:

  • Have an active presence on popular platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Represent your company in a positive light
  • Be responsive to questions and concerns
  • Build relationships and network often

2. Provide a Quality Office Environment

Creating an office environment that is innovative is a must. But you’ll also want to find ways to make that environment fun.

Big companies such as Google and Amazon are known for their fun environments. Google offers a state-of-the-art fitness center for its employees.

Unable to cover the high cost of a huge fitness center? You’re not alone. Thankfully there are other ways to make the work-environment less drab.

Ideas for sprucing up the work environment include:

  • Offering sit/stand desks
  • Having offices with natural light
  • Adding plants in the office
  • Hosting morale-building activities

3. Use Existing Employees to Help with Recruitment

Who can better recruit millennials than a millennial? If you already have younger employees on your team, use them to your advantage!

No one matters networking as well as the younger generation. Ask your younger employees to help with company recruiting.

Encourage them to share news about your company. Ask them to spread the word of open positions within the organization. To make recruitment more interesting, offer recruitment incentives.

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