I was chatting with a tech industry head hunter recently, and she said a major shift has occurred in the workplace.
Millennials, with their insistence on a good culture fit and a willingness to leave jobs they’re dissatisfied with, are turning the recruitment process on its head. Employees are now starting to drive the hiring process, sending those dark, post-Great Recession days — “You should feel lucky you even have a job,” or so went the mantra — to the dustbin of history.
Millennials, defined as those born between 1980-2000, are joining the workplace in ever-increasing numbers. (In fact, millennials in the workplace now reportedly outnumber baby boomers for the first time in history.) As the demand for top young talent increases, managers need to understand that the old way of doing things is over. How can you transcend this generation gap to better transfer information within the workplace, and best use the strengths of your young hires so that everyone wins?