<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–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.
Chapter 10: Understanding and Strategizing Millennial Job Search Process
Understanding and Strategizing Millennial Job Search Process
[Page 222]Job search is an investment of time to find employment after graduation from universities or find new employment due to discontent in the current position. Today's millennials are ambitious, energetic and assertive enough in seeking greener pastures for new opportunities that enable them to move up the ladder in the organizational hierarchy of companies. They bring with them values and new ideas to the organization and are not prepared to wait until they hear a response from companies. When they apply for newer roles, they seek details of the position right away in the first communication that they have with the employer. They prefer to be contacted directly as ‘Business ...