5 Reasons to Hire a Millennial

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Millennials are the new rising generation, and despite it being a subject of heated discussion, they represent the workforce to look out for in the business world nowadays. So, whether or not they can sometimes be called the “me, me, me” generation, the truth is that millennials have many characteristics that are more likely than not to become a major asset to any growing company. Therefore, we’ve gathered five outstanding reasons why hiring a millennial is a great move for any business:

  • They are technical multitaskers: As they were born in a technological era, millennials are innate, tech-savvy experts. Not only can they advise and teach others about new technologies, content management tools, and social media use, but they can also juggle a great variety of tasks all at the same time.

  • They are out-of-the-box thinkers: Thanks to their hyper-connectivity to the modern world and their particular mindset, millennials provide a fresh, out-of-the-box perspective that can be used to reinvent, boost, and ultimately improve old ideas, concepts, and strategies. Having a millennial on your team means having a new way of thinking and approaching all kinds of matters and challenging situations.

  • They are the most influential population: Millennials are the masters of social media and the online world. How so? They spend most of their time on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and what not, therefore, aside from understanding social media and online tools better than anyone, they are also the most informed, up-to-date individuals out there. So, who better influencers to advertise a company’s concept or product than millennials? No matter what your personal needs are, or what professional interests you’re after, millennials are the knowledgeable people to go to when it comes to understanding upcoming trends, conveying information, or raising awareness on a certain topic.

  • They are career-oriented: Millennials are tenacious, confident, ambitious, and not the kind of generation that would settle for less. They want more, and as so, they will always go after challenges, growing experiences, and professional achievement. Millennials don't take “no” for an answer, and if there is something that motivates them, it's career advancement and development. Sorting challenges and seeking for innovation is what they're really good at.

  • They are team players: While millennials have been tagged for their “me, me, me” attitude, they are actually more of the “We Generation”. They highly value collaboration and peer relationship and they have a more group-oriented mentality. The reason? From a millennial perspective, teamwork is the best way to build effective learning environments and to boost idea sharing. It provides this demanding generation with the tools and means to fulfill one of their most pressing needs: professional achievement. This is why the “We Generation” will always be team-oriented, just like they are career-oriented, and that can’t be a bad thing for a company, can it?

No generation is perfect, and each one offers different profiles which can be advantageous to all kinds of businesses and roles, and that goes for millennials as well. Despite the challenges that millennials may represent, their very particular idealistic perspective is what will always make them go the extra mile to ensure that we all keep moving forward in an ever-changing environment. In fact, their driven approach is what will keep the world spinning!

Nany Indriago/NEUVOO
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