Recruiters: Here's How to Attract More Young Leaders
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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So you want young leaders working at your company? You want fresh ideas, innovative strategies and the best of the best from top colleges across the country. Well, it’s not always about what they can offer you. Young professionals tend to thrive—and demand to work—in environments that are suitable for their needs.

Brazen Careerist offers way you can attract these young leaders to advance your business:

Upgrade your office with modern and ergo-friendly furniture. Gone are the days of executive desks and boardroom style chairs. Now, Gen Y employees want to feel comfortable in their workplace. More importantly, they want to feel healthy.

In the past, employees were required to sit for long hours at a time. Now, more and more studies show the health risks of sitting behind a desk for hours on end. These studies have created a need among savvy employees for ergonomic, modern office furniture instead of clunky leather chairs.

When a new recruit walks through your office to interview, make a strong first impression and show off your non-stuffy side through your office furniture: a treadmill desk, a standing desk or any modern design that makes work a little more fun, energetic and healthy.

Show potential employees you care for their well-being while at work. Your employment package will appeal to more Gen Yers if the workspace is modern and health-conscious.

Partner with local businesses to offer community-centric perks. Gen Y workers place a high value on work-life balance. This is particularly true with so many young families who have two household incomes or tight budgets. To help, recruiters and businesses can make deals with other businesses in the area, making life a little bit easier on their team.

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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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