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1 HOW TO ATTRACT YOUNG TALENT Retail Merchants Association, February 6, 2015

2 Young Talent = Millennials  Unrealistic salary expectations  Perpetual job hoppers  “Trophy” generation  Entitled, self-centered work ethic  Too concerned with work life balance Do these sound familiar?

3 True … But Motivated by money Growth opportunities more important Job hop Prefer to experience hop Need to be coddled Acknowledgement of accomplishments Self-centered; entitled Ask for their input (and listen) Too focused on work life balance Work is only one part of life

4 Why You Want to Hire Them  Most diverse and most educated generation  Tech savvy  Give back to communities  Optimistic, despite the economy they grew up  Slated to dominate workforce in matter of years

5 Workplace: Before & After  Experience + tenure  Controlled  Long-term  Career ladder  Jobs  Stability  Tradition  Skills + performance  Transparent  Short-term  Career lattice  Projects  Change  Innovation

6 Retail has what millennials want Retail’s Future Leaders

7 NRF Foundation: Shaping Retail’s Future  Building awareness through statistics and stories  Developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships  Fostering career growth of people who work in retail

8 Articles, videos, and over 5,000 full-time, salaried positions NRF.com Career Center & Job Board

9 Next event: Shop.org Digital Summit on Monday, October 5, 2015 (Philadelphia) NRF Student Programs

10 Over $500,000 awarded annually Scholarship Programs

11 Full tuition for any retail employee Dream BIG Scholarship

12 Help Shape Retail’s Future  Connect with schools in your area  Tell retail’s story  Encourage your employees to apply for our Dream BIG scholarship Thank you! Questions? Suggestions? Contact Angela Elder, Vice President, Career Development Programs at


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