How to Recruit Young Leaders to Your Team
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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Young talent is definitely abundant, from recent grads looking to stake their claim on their industries to intrapreneurs hoping to apply their business savvy in advancing a company’s agenda. If you’re a hiring professional or manager, take heed to these tips on making your company an attractive place for young innovators:

Freelancers, Entrepreneurs and a New Mindset
According to the oDesk report, 90% of millennials surveyed think being an entrepreneur means having a certain mindset rather than starting a company. Aspects of this mindset include being a self-starter and risk-taker, someone who “spots opportunity.”

It isn’t just the definition of entrepreneurship that is experiencing a shift. While many consider starting their own business and being an entrepreneur as a risky endeavor, 57% of millennials say being an entrepreneur is entirely a good thing, and 58% classify themselves as entrepreneurs.

Freelancing is another area of business that is on the rise, and more and more millennials are looking for ways they can work from home and on their own schedules. The flexibility of freelancing with respect to choosing where and when to work, as well as the potential earnings, are all reasons people show interest in freelancing. Many believe Gen X is best suited to run today’s businesses, but many from Gen Y (66%) think they are ready to do so.

Read more at Brazen Careerist…

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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