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Recruiting for the Next Generation

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Roughly 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 today, and about 10,000 more will cross that threshold every day for the next 15 years. Is your company staffed to handle that? This presentation covers tips for recruiting and retaining Millennials in today's ever changing workplace.

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Recruiting for the Next Generation

  1. 1. RECRUITING FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
  2. 2. National Association of Electrical Distributors {individuals born between 1982 and 2004} /mi’lenēəl/ noun MIL LEN NIAL
  3. 3. National Association of Electrical Distributors Millennials Who your company needs to survive and grow.
  4. 4. National Association of Electrical Distributors So, how do you recruit them?
  5. 5. National Association of Electrical Distributors 1. Recognize potential.
  6. 6. National Association of Electrical Distributors Be open to training a grad who exhibits an outstanding work ethic and phenomenal potential.{ }
  7. 7. National Association of Electrical Distributors 2. Understand that money isn’t everything.
  8. 8. National Association of Electrical Distributors 84% of millenials rated having meaningful work that makes a difference as extremely important.{ } Millennials worry about collaboration and having meaningful work. To attract the top talent demonstrate the value of work and the opportunity to build community with your team.
  9. 9. National Association of Electrical Distributors 3. Embrace transparency in the workplace.
  10. 10. National Association of Electrical Distributors 61% of employees say new job realities differ from expectations set during the interview process. }{ Keep them informed—60% of millennials want to hear from their managers at least once a day. Provide feedback—often.
  11. 11. National Association of Electrical Distributors 4. Sell the work/life balance.
  12. 12. National Association of Electrical Distributors 75% of millennials look for a people and culture fit with employers. The job matters, but it isn’t enough to keep millennials happy. { }
  13. 13. National Association of Electrical Distributors 5. Foster career development.
  14. 14. National Association of Electrical Distributors Create an environment that inspires learning and development among millennials. 46% of millennials left their last job due to lack of career growth. Provide career support through mentoring programs. }{
  15. 15. National Association of Electrical Distributors 6. Trust them.
  16. 16. National Association of Electrical Distributors When millennials feel trusted, they’re empowered to achieve higher results.{ }
  17. 17. National Association of Electrical Distributors 7. Be flexible.
  18. 18. National Association of Electrical Distributors 69% of millennials believe office attendance is unnecessary on a regular basis{ } Create a flexible work environment that embraces technology. Allow millennials to work remotely or create their own work hours (within reason).
  19. 19. National Association of Electrical Distributors 8. Collaborate.
  20. 20. National Association of Electrical Distributors 88% said they want to work in a more social environment where their co-workers are their friends.{ } Arrange your office space to allow for teamwork and easy idea sharing—think open cubicles, white boards, and drop-in rooms that can be used for group meetings.
  21. 21. National Association of Electrical Distributors One thing is for sure— MOTIVATED CONFIDENT NEEDED no matter their age, all employees should feel
  22. 22. National Association of Electrical Distributors naed.org/recruit For more tools, visit

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