Ericka Spradley

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5 Best Practices for Interviewing Millennials

Posted by Ericka Spradley

October 2, 2012

The Huffington Post recently published an article outlining the biggest interviewing mistake of the millennial. To my surprise, Adecco reported that 75% of the 501 hiring managers who were polled indicated that millennials “fail to wear appropriate interview attire”. Needless to say, I was taken back because75% is an alarming statistic in this age of college career centers and technology.  When it comes to THE most basic part of the interview, some millennials are eliminating themselves far too early by showing up in anything less than professional attire. For those who do show up appropriately dressed, the job of the interviewer is to adapt their strategy to attract and retain the best talent. In order to do that, there are 5 best practices that I would suggest to recruiters when interviewing millennials:

The Problem with Interviewing Millennials

Posted by Ericka Spradley

September 10, 2012

Recruiters, Millenials, InterviewI’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but there seems to be a “potential challenge” within the walls of firms across the nation. The best, brightest talent that we’ve seen in decades is currently seeking employment and unfortunately, some organizations aren’t prepared to fully embrace them.  The market is saturated with job seekers who can be referenced with a variety of aliases including: Gen Y, Generation Next, or even the iGeneration. Regardless of how you refer to this tech-savvy group of multi-taskers, traditional is one word that isn’t used to describe them.

Sheer statistics indicate that if you have yet to conduct an interview with a millennial, you most certainly will; sooner than later. By 2014, 36% of the workforce will consist of this energetic, independent thinking group, IF the interview is a success.