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How you recruit talent changes from generation to generation. Your messaging, process, and understanding of candidates changes with their generation. This makes recruiting so challenging. Today, you have to consider four generations of talent when recruiting:
Multigenerational talent recruitment is a key factor that will have an impact on recruiting practices in the next few years. There are advantages to having a diverse multigenerational workforce. According to Global Talent Trends 2020 report, 89% of companies believe it can help them be more successful.
“No matter how you’re defining the generations, their differences tend to be overstated and their similarities underplayed. Nonetheless, understanding where and how they do vary can help you build a team that successfully leverages the skill sets, perspectives, and experiences of workers across the age spectrum,” says Bruce Anderson on the LinkedIn Talent Blog.
The report identifies the key trends companies need to consider when looking for talent across multiple generations:
The key message is to understand that each generation is unique. Treat them as such and adjust your approach accordingly.
Get more tips and advice from our Toronto executive recruiters about hiring candidates from multiple generations. Check out these insightful blog posts:
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Kourtney is a top-performing recruiter focused on helping clients hire the best sales and operations candidates in the market. With 6+ years of experience, she specializes in recruiting Rockstar across many different industries in North America. Prior to becoming a recruiter, Kourtney started a career in sales. From door-to-door, hustling in the winters to becoming a top-performing sales representative for one of the largest telecom companies in Canada. Kourtney knows what separates a good salesperson from a great one. She has the ability to source exceptional candidates for complex roles using innovative, and creative out-of-the-box thinking. Kourtney earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship with Honors from the Goodman School of Business from Brock University.