Many Managers believe that the interview is the most important part of the selection process, is that true?
Did you know?
Attraction is considered to be one of the most important parts in the whole recruitment process.
Before you start looking out for someone to fit your role, it is important to understand the attributes of what you are looking for. Role benchmarking is an important part of the selection process and there are 2 things to get started with.
- Put up a position description.
- Put together a role benchmark.
The role benchmark acts as a map to identify what type of person you want. The path to the person you want. The perfect job fit!
Many organisations lose out on great candidates that would be the perfect job fit, simply because they do not give enough time into the attraction process.
Initially, the organization needs to develop the role benchmark using a job analysis survey, and once you have that information you need to write your job advert to reflect the attributes that you are looking for in the individual.
The Traditional Job Advert Vs. The Millennial Job Advert
Traditional job ad :
- Paragraph about how good the company is.
- Job description
- How to apply
- Need to know what is in the job for them.
- More about the heart and behaviour, less about the pay.
A job ad should reach out to them whether or not they were looking out for it, but give the feeling that it is the perfect job that would suit them with what they need.
Attracting the Millennial and GenZ mindset
Why is it that Baby Boomers and GenX managers have trouble managing and retaining Millennials and GenZ?
Baby Boomers & GenX
Millennials & GenZ
Sees the light at the end of the tunnel
Sees the light at the beginning of the tunnel
Values delayed gratification
Looks for instant gratification
Let’s be honest, the new wave of employment is the Millennials and GenZ. Their understanding of work and even the expectations from an employer is different to Baby Boomers and GenX. But different does not necessarily mean bad! No one is to be blamed, as this is a result of the times and the environment of upbringing. Things are much more fast-paced with instant results, transparency and high competition.
Therefore, it’s best to go with the time or else you are going to be left behind. With information available instantly at your fingertips, Millennials and GenZ need to be convinced that the organization matches their mindset and beliefs. And for this social media can turn into your best friend. You need to convince and make sure your organization has an open-mind culture, an open door policy, an environment where they can develop their passion. It’s no longer about a stable 9-5 job, Millennials and GenZ need self satisfaction and confirmation that what they do makes a difference.
Senior Marketing Executive