As recruitment ramps up across industries, HR professionals are planning their strategies to fill roles. Hiring early talent is a winning strategy for recruiters. Current studies have found that over 40% of full-time employees leave their organizations within the first five years. Recruiting and hiring early talent is proving to reduce this trend significantly.
To effectively engage with these sought-after job-seekers, organizations will need to evolve their recruitment methods to be more authentic, digital, and proactive. The early talent you hire helps define your company culture for years to come, so it’s important to prioritize a diverse pool of candidates with the right qualifications and skills at the very top of your funnel and throughout your hiring process.
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.
Your company will only benefit by hiring early career talent that can quickly learn new technologies, share ideas on how to reach consumers in the digital sphere, and use technology to innovate.
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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