As recruitment ramps up across industries, HR professionals are planning their strategies to fill roles. One often overlooked goldmine is early career talent. Early talent is someone typically in the workforce for less than a year. After hiring quality early talent, investing both time and money into their training, you want these employees to stay with your organization.
To effectively engage with these sought-after job-seekers, organizations will need to evolve their recruitment methods to be more authentic, digital, and proactive.
Today’s early talent differs vastly from Gen Xers, millennials, and previous generations due to their digital upbringing. Today’s students were raised with WiFi and readily available internet connectivity, making on-the-go communication increasingly common.
With the forward-thinking skills required to lead employers through digital transformation, this group is increasingly valuable to modern-day businesses. Early talent’s obvious affinity for technology and comfort with the digital landscape can help companies boost ROI through digital innovation, provide invaluable insights on what current generations want from companies, and generate winning ideas that come from a diverse group.
Successfully recruiting today’s generation of early career talent requires an understanding of their attributes, an empathy for their values, and the development of a recruiting process that engages their interests and preferences.
Ultimately, personalization is key—treat early talent as individuals, and not as a faceless, collective group. Embracing their technological expertise, strong work ethic, and dedication to diversity may make these candidates more receptive to your recruiting outreach. Engage this new generation by connecting with them via personalized technology—like the Wavely app—and take full advantage of all the benefits that early talent has to offer.
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