How to Recruit Gen Y College Grads

Now that graduation season is coming to a close, it’s important to consider this new cohort of fresh, educated talent that has just emerged into the working world. While many recent grads are probably still fighting their first hang over in the “real world”, this group of recent grads is a veritable gold mine for passionate and educated candidates. When recruiting from Generation Y, it is important to keep a few things in mind. An article on ERE.net discusses the qualities that typify the generation, which is mostly a love of individuality and special treatment. Generation Y talent wants the perfect match in a company, both culturally and professionally. They are brimming with ideas and expect to be able to share them with those higher up the ladder. When courting a promising Gen Y candidate while they’re still in college, a few personal touches, such as setting up a meeting with a mid/high ranking employee, will grab their attention and hold it on your company.

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