Presentation on theme: "HOW TO ATTRACT YOUNG TALENT Retail Merchants Association, February 6, 2015."— Presentation transcript:
HOW TO ATTRACT YOUNG TALENT Retail Merchants Association, February 6, 2015
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?
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
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
Workplace: Before & After Experience + tenure Controlled Long-term Career ladder Jobs Stability Tradition Skills + performance Transparent Short-term Career lattice Projects Change Innovation
Retail has what millennials want Retail’s Future Leaders
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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 email@example.com
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