<i>What do millennials want?</i> is a big question facing organization these days. HR managers are looking for recruitment strategies that can help achieve the optimal person&ndash;organization fit. Several organizations have already started implementing innovative practices to attract and retain millennials. They are unique in their characteristics and consumption pattern. Millennials are known to have forced several organization to adapt the workplace and work environment. Their varied ways of life are also reflected in their work settings. Millennials enter the workforce with unique needs, characteristics, expectations and personalities. These differences pave the way for new challenges that contemporary organizations encounter on a regular basis. This book demystifies the problems faced by HR managers and recruiters when hiring and working with millennials. It offers descriptive and prescriptive insights on leveraging the millennial talent.

Strategies for Recruiting Millennials

Strategies for recruiting millennials

HRM, also referred to as people management, is a discipline that is ‘concerned with all aspects of how people are employed and managed in organizations’ (1, p. 4). A comprehensive definition of HRM describes it as ‘the process of acquiring, training, appraising, and compensating employees, and of attending to their labor relations, health and safety and fairness concerns’ (2, p. 4). It is evident from the above definition that the HR department in an organization is responsible for a wide range of functions, such as workforce planning, recruitment and selection, learning and development, performance and reward management, amongst several others. The present chapter focusses on one of the core functions of HRM, namely, recruitment and selection ...

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