5 Keys to Attracting Millennial Accounting and Finance Professionals
Millennials have plenty in common with previous employee generations, but there are a few factors that set them apart. How can you capitalize on these factors to find, attract and retain the best accounting and finance professionals? Make your organization a place where they want to work, and take steps to get the word out.
Up your Social Media Game
For Millennials, a large part of corporate identity comes through social media. Update your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts frequently. Highlight events or projects that demonstrate your culture. Share stories and insights from people like them. Show that your organization is a great place to work. Make sure that it’s easy to search and apply for jobs from a smartphone or tablet. Create a recruitment website or page that is engaging and reveals your corporate culture.
Millennials want the flexibility to work where, when, and how they do best. Allow them to use technology to work from home or to collaborate with colleagues. Provide state-of-the-art technology or allow them to use their own devices. Give them the option to add flexibility to their schedule to accommodate their lifestyles. Millennials work hard, but work/life balance is important to them. Businesses that provide clear goals and objectives, but allow employees to reach them in their own way, will have a major advantage in recruiting and retaining the best talent.
Connect on a Personal Level
Millennials take their careers seriously. Set up a coffee meeting with a target candidate to discuss their passions. Get to know not just their career interests, but also what they are like on a more human level. When you discuss your opportunity, show how they can contribute both to the company and to the world at large.
Listen to Their Insights
Top-down management styles leave younger employees cold. They often prefer a more collaborative workplace. You may be surprised by the thoughtful quality of the ideas they present. Millennials want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. If your opportunity is right for them, they will be as engaged in the growth of the organization as they are in their own.
Invest in Their Growth
Work with Millennial accounting and finance professionals to create development plans that increase retention and engagement. Offer training, support and guidance to build their skills and leadership potential. Offer to reimburse them for certifications, courses and degrees.
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