It is no secret that millennials, adults between the ages of 18 and 33, are now the top generation in the workforce. It is also common knowledge that their desires are different from previous generations, which can be frustrating for companies looking for top talent.
Cities, like Austin, Texas, are becoming hot-spots for millennials, which leaves one to ask: What are millennials looking for in a leasing consultant job in places like Austin, Texas and elsewhere?
Research companies, such as The Intelligence Group, have dedicated themselves to answering that question.
According to The Intelligence Group, a full 86 million millennials will be in the workplace by 2020—representing a full 40% of the total working population.
That is a staggering statistic. The group also discovered the following:
64% of them say it’s a priority for them to make the world a better place:
Millennials are invested in the “bigger picture”. No longer is a successful career enough to make an employee of their generation feel fulfilled. This is a fantastic opportunity for a management company to shine when hiring for a leasing consultant job.
A job description could include the company’s commitment to finding new and improved ways of providing eco-friendly housing and services that support and enhance lifestyles while embracing “going green.” Additional benefit could be gained by explaining the organization’s goal to find the creative talent needed to make the world a better place.
88% prefer a collaborative work-culture rather than a competitive one:
In generations past, the corporate ladder and competitive culture is what motivated employees to work harder. That is no longer true with the new working generation. Millennials want to break down the corporate caste system and feel like every job matters.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average young adult has held an average of 6.2 jobs by age 26. Why not enable them to shift careers within your company? Give all employees access to the training and learning they need to move both vertically and horizontally.
In interviews for leasing positions, be transparent about how personal goals are aligned to the goals of the organization so that even a new leasing consultant understands how their daily labors are aligned to what the company is doing as a whole.
88% want “work-life integration”:
Millennials are not often willing to “take work home” with them, but they want work to reflect the culture and environment of the rest of their lives. A company can achieve this by sponsoring activities for employees to participate in such as movie nights, birthday parties, and guest speakers. Another fantastic way to encourage this culture is to offer paid volunteer time for employees to get involved in their cities while representing their company. All of these things can be used in job postings and interviews to attract potential employees of the millennial generation.