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Hiring Millennials? 3 Things to Expect in 2016

Posted by James Patrick Kahler on December 16, 2015

Does the continuous discussion of millennials feel like you're listening to a broken record? At times, sure.  Gen Y has been the hot topic of everything from a long list of common generational misunderstandings to the workforce study of choice by researchers. No matter how you feel about the dialogue, one thing remains true: whether you like it or not, you’re going to be hiring millennials at some point, and probably sooner than you think.


The end of the year is quickly approaching and it’s time to start preparing for 2016. Whether you’re hiring tomorrow or months down the road, it’s going to pay-off to learn a little more about the people you will be recruiting and hiring—the millennials. According to a recent Forbes article, Gen Yers won’t be straying from workforce discussions anytime soon:

“Millennials are living and breathing the change in our society. From analogue to digital; from local to global; the introduction of the collaborative economy; dedicated to wellness and living longer. They embody our human evolution and are driving force of our economy.”

The article also mentions that, “While Millennials might not be that different from other people, the pace of change they represent is significant and they will soon be the most dominant generation in the workforce.”

To make sure you can properly recruit and employ the best of Gen Y talent in 2016, here are three things to take into consideration when hiring:

3 Things to Anticipate

1.) Social media will play a growing role in hiring, forcing organizations to fully utilize their social media presence throughout the hiring process. The tools of the trade are changing. Businesses will have to increase and improve their social media presence if they want to hire better talent.

2.) More companies will begin to accommodate to the needs of millennials. We know that millennials are half of the workforce, yet business owners and managers are slow to meet the needs of this demographic. If you want to employ the best of the best, then you’re going to have to make some changes to the way your business operates in 2016.

3.) More and more companies will incorporate mobile experiences into their hiring processes. Companies who are not mobile-friendly to job seekers will lose out on access to a substantial portion of the candidate pool.

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About the Author

James Patrick Kahler is Hireology’s Copywriter & Content Specialist. He is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and has over four years of professional experience writing for various industries. Outside of the office (and sometimes inside), he has a passion for comedy, advertising and his Cleveland sports teams…all of them.