“The War for Talent”…Has It Started?
In With the New: Baby Boomers and Millennials
The leading wave of professional Boomers is finally leaving the work arena (at least work in the traditional sense.) Because statistically there are TWICE as many Boomers as there are “Gen Xers,” this will leave a significant gap! Companies…
Is your organization doing all it can to attract the new wave of young adult workers? Below is a list of programs and activities that are attractive to the newest generation — at work as well as everywhere else!
- When looking to hire new talent, my company spreads the word about jobs via many of the social media websites: Facebook, Twitter, Monster, Google+, specialty job boards such as Indeed.com and LinkedIn.
- My company uses collaborative software and social media portals such as blogs and social learning websites as a way of sharing updated information about projects with co-workers.
- My company focuses on new hire placements and aligns them with a Mentor to maximize their understanding of job tasks and to increase their efficiency right out of the gate.
- My company is committed to developing my career by focusing on my strengths more than the areas that need improvement.
- My company gives employees paid time off to make a difference in the communities we care most about or after an assignment well done.
- The first day on the job, a new employee gets computer/ broadband access, a company-paid SMART Phone. Also available — a public transportation voucher/credit and business cards (if applicable).
- My company offers interactive training online.
- My company uses videos to communicate important business updates.
By adjusting their “People Philosophy” and becoming more“Generationally Friendly” can attract a variety of top talent and achieve greater creativity, productivity, and team work.”
Technology in the Workplace
Creating mobile, video-based training is one step towards “winning this war on talent.” Young workers are used to using their mobile devices for everything (how does anyone enjoy a movie on that small screen?)
If you provide New Employee Orientation and Training via short, interesting videos that also includes social learning and peer interaction; you are on your way to attracting the brightest new workers and “winning this war on talent.”