Are You Scaring Away Top Job Candidates?

By |2019-10-23T12:03:33-07:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Recruiting & Retention|Tags: , , , , , |

Death. Debilitating Illness. Retirement. Quitting. Your most knowledgeable employees are on the precipice of disappearing. Every day, 10,000 Boomers retire. Your youngest rising stars – 21-37-year-old millennials -- now comprise the biggest part of the workforce. But they are far less likely to stick around than their predecessors. Odds are 66% will leave in less than two years. It’s a workplace crisis. How prepared are you to fill your inevitable next opening? More and more, particularly small and mid-sized companies, are finding themselves vulnerable, caught unprepared to recruit top talent.   When employees step out, critical work goes undone. Current staff is already working overtime. There’s a limit to how much more they can do to cover. The busier you are the harder it is to make time to replace your mission-critical talent. Today’s labor-constrained environment is hyper-competitive, making it more challenging than ever to attract and retain the right people [...]

Millennials Flip the Work Hierarchy

By |2019-10-22T14:46:11-07:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Recruiting & Retention|

Millennials already are the largest segment in the workplace. Within the next two years, 50 percent of the U.S. workforce is expected to be made up of Millennials. It will be 75 percent by 2030, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Millennials are enjoying their unified might, all the mightier in today’s current tight labor market. They ARE your work-force, this is your new business reality.  They will force the workplace to adapt to their desires as much or more than they will adapt to it. How do you attract the best of the available talent pool?   What Do Millennials Want? John Lennon may have come from an earlier generation, but with this quote he is definitely singing the millennials tune…. “When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the [...]

Millennials – Why Your Business Should Love Them

By |2019-10-22T14:48:18-07:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Leadership, Recruiting & Retention|Tags: , , |

Who Are the Millennials? Born roughly between 1980 and 2000 (some sources start and stop points range a year or three within either side of those dates or more), as of 2019 millennials are 21 to 37 years old. With Baby Boomers retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day, and Gen Xers born in a population growth lull, millennials now comprise the biggest portion of our work force – currently 50% and growing. How Millennials Got the Way They Are Millennials were born during one of our greatest eras of economic prosperity. Starbucks specialty coffees became ubiquitous, which melded well with Krispy Kremes and were somewhat offset by the Organic Food Act of the 1990s. They grew up with laptops and cell phones. The oldest were still only ten years old when the internet began its meteoric rise.  They could satisfy their curiosity and Google their way out of [...]