Generational Cultural discrepancies
When it comes to achieving the highest level of productivity and effectiveness in the workplace we should explore the influence that different generational cultures can bring. We will focus on the Millennial generation and how their traits, behaviors, and expectations have brought an unexpected change in the work dynamics and how companies, managers and other employees have been forced to adapt. Now, the question is, why does the marketplace have to adapt to a generation that is just starting their footsteps in the workforce? Why aren’t companies enforcing policies the same way they did 10 or 20 years ago? The reality is, they have, and unfortunately, these methodologies are not working as effectively as they did before. I believe that one of the biggest traits that a leader must have is their ability to change with time and circumstances. This is going to be both a challenge and a pinnacle in the way we conduct business. These efforts will pay off in the long run. I’m extremely passionate about understanding the intricacies of what makes a business thrive or die. This motivates me to be proactive in my thinking and researching to shift in any given moment motivated by time or circumstance.
Effective Interview process
The hiring process does not start with the recruitment of the candidates for a position. This process begins from writing a clear job description that provides clear expectations of the job at hand. As companies, we have been trained to recruit from the standpoint of what the candidate brings to the table; which of their qualifications, experience, and abilities that fit the job description. Now, the millennial generation is demanding to know what is in it for them as well. This has brought a new change in the way the interviews are conducted. Companies are finding themselves being interviewed or evaluated as much as they are evaluating their potential candidates. In recent years, I have tested the win-win approach when interviewing a millennial and have found that knowing in advance exactly what they are getting out of the experience reduces their level of anxiety and increases their patience level. I’m in charge of direct hiring for my property and finding effective ways to streamline the process and connect the right candidate with the right opportunity is my overall goal.
Why is this important?
Consider the fact that the millennial generation will be taking over 50% of the workforce by the year 2030. The perspective that the previous generations are the ones that need to adapt to the changes and shift their management style should be considered. As leaders, we should work towards what is best for our companies, employees and our communities in general. Taking into consideration the millennial mindset and blending it with the other generation’s experience could be a brilliant formula for success.
I’m dedicating this article for the human resources professionals, mid-management, and C-level executives that could benefit from the understanding of the changes that our workforce is having and what proactive approaches they can start implementing to ease the transition for the company as well as the rest of the employees.