An article from Aberdeen Essentials http://www.aberdeenessentials.com/hcm-essentials/are-millennials-mandatory/ discusses the question of whether you have to hire millennial staff to survive.
The answer is yes.
Interestingly other articles on the same day discuss age discrimination in recruitment starting for candidates as young as 45.
It’s interesting how much focus is placed upon the age and (stereotyped0 typical behaviours of different age groups.
From a HR perspective let’s say that this needs to cease.
From an employer perspective you need to be focused on:
– culture fit
– skill mix
The article includes some stats on Best in Class HR and company performers and their trends in hiring millenials.
The three key points for me are:
1. Group think and “hiring like” have been known for years to be risky processes.
If your hiring and promotion decisions are being made on the same factors as they were 5 or 10 years ago then you are creating unnecessary risk in your company.
2. Hiring should be about skill, growth and reflecting who your clients are
3. People have different ways of engaging, regardless of their age, and if we are to truly achieve diversity and an absence of bias then ending the labelling of generations is a good start