Millennials are now the largest group of professionals in the workforce, and as their careers advance, millennial hiring managers will significantly impact once negative perceptions of job-hopping and balance and prioritize securing candidates who find a financial and cultural fit with the employer.
For a 20-something in the workforce, job-hopping is a norm — one LinkedIn survey indicates millennials do more job-hopping than any other generation, though it’s important to note that the study surveyed only members of LinkedIn. That number typically falls within three-five years. What’s interesting is that the Bureau of Labor Statistics states Baby Boomers did just as much job-hopping in their respective 20s as millennials do these days — that’s a bit of a contradiction, isn’t it.
The rules have changed, and they will keep changing. The days of the whole lifetime employment thing are over — long over. We left them back in the 80s with big hair metal bands and VHS tapes.
The Millennials want a different deal and they are going to get it. If you are managing Millennials and want to complain and reminisce, that’s your right. If you want to be solution-oriented, it’s time to turn the lens inward.
Millennials have infinitely more opportunities than previous generations entering the workplace. We are getting more mobile, more virtual and the playing field is leveling between large, established companies and upstarts (As an aside, the companies, always resistant to change and playing every card they have in their hand, are pushing back in all sorts of ways.
The Millennials’ expectations for an ideal working environment actually translate into the fundamentals of a better workplace for all of us. An organization that carefully trains all of its employees, sets clear goals and expectations, and provides regular feedback to ensure that individuals learn with each assignment is a model for success. That company is better positioned to compete in an increasingly competitive global market.
So many millennials just want a sense of purpose in their work, and with technology racing ahead, so many firms have openings that are the very cutting edge of the future — they just need the right employees. But how will they ever find each other?
Aworker is a platform that strives to take a big step forward in the recruitment market development. Aworker helps to find the most suitable company and job position based on your professional skills and achievements. Aworkers are no longer tied up to one job, company, city or even continent. Now every worker can prove his/her competence to employers from all over the world. Users can store all diploma, certificates, and other documents proving their competency in the blockchain. What’s more, people can create a wishlist of desired companies and see which skills they have to improve in order to get the job there.
It is all possible because decentralization provides the best opportunities for creating the new professional ecosystem. It makes it easier to pay people for their actions in Aworker platform: with the power of smart contracts payments for acquaintance’s recommendation or coming to the job interview by yourself are automatic.
We believe that it is the best time for the recruitment industry to adopt new technology and invest in the future. And there is a perfect job for everyone, you just need to find yours!
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