61 million candidates born between the mid-90s and 2000s i.e. Millennials have started entering the workforce and they’re seriously changing the dynamics of the industry.
These population of people are disrupting what the old recruitment agencies do, which is screen hard copy resumes, call candidates for interviews or send a text message to invite them and some other old-fashioned recruitment process.
This generation were raised with the internet at their fingertips, in a world where everything is fast-paced for them, they’re looking at something fast, different, and creative.
They have different priorities, desires and challenges to the workforce we know now, and we’re going to have to do a lot of adapting to keep up with them.
Some of the ways they are changing the recruitment agencies are:
Reducing phone calls
Unlike then were a person can make about 50 calls, these set of people prefer touching their phones instead of using it to call. They will rather send a WhatsApp message, use social media, or even a video call via FaceTime, Skype, Viber, or WhatsApp.
Talking on the phone doesn’t come naturally to them so for the recruitment agencies to attract their attention and get through to them faster, they have to imbibe their way of life which is reaching them on social media or Skype or any means faster for this generation.
They’re creating a casual culture
Remember those days when we were told to dress in a suit when going for an interview? Well, this generation does not see it that way having role models like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg who are extremely rich CEOs and they dress casually.
In this information and internet age, candidates don’t need to dress all formal and look sweaty for the part, they just want to be simple to do the job.
Based on this, it is important to adjust to the casual culture and get to the point in a friendly and engaging way – your candidates will thank you for it.
Avoiding carrying load
There used to be a time where carrying a big bag was the fashion and then it became a burden for some. It still is as this millennial don’t like carrying anything that is not their smartphone.
They don’t even like the open-door policy of walking to a recruitment firm to drop their resumes. They just want to do it online like this https://www.25thandstaffing.com/submit_resume and get an invite for the role.
They don’t want to stress and this is the life they know unlike our era so recruitment agencies need to move in this direction in order to achieve the desired fit.