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Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make when Trying To Attract Millennial Hires

How To Turn Your Staff Into a Team! Now Hiring Management Advice

Millennials, also known as Generation Y (born 1981-96), have become the largest group of professionals in the U.S. labor force. Talk of what these employees want has been bouncing around hiring blogs for a number of years. However, employers are still making some common mistakes in their hiring process in regard to attracting these candidates.

Since they make up about one-third of the workforce, you better make sure your hiring practices are in tune with what Generation Y  wants in a company. Below we line out the Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make when Trying To Attract Millennial Employees.

1. Focusing Heavily on Salary Compensation

Millennials have been taught to embrace a more holistic experience when it comes to their lives. This bleeds over into all areas, including their career. In addition to a competitive salary, these workers are looking for the whole package. Be sure to include all employee incentives such as educational programs, company happy hours, and the free Starbucks coffee available in the break room in the job ad.

2. Leaving The Career Path Out of the Job Description

Generation Y wants to know that they can grow with a company, and they expect that path to be clear. When searching for their next job they may be at a company where they feel they aren’t able to adequately grow.

“Younger job candidates want to know that they’ll be able to grow within a company,” said Brandi Britton, district president for Robert Half. 

“During the interview process, highlight your company’s leadership training programs and opportunities for upskilling, which can help motivate these professionals toward accepting an employment offer with your (company).” 

3. Not Nurturing and Sharing Your Company Culture

Smart employers are including the following details in their job ads:

Why Our Company Exists

What Our Company’s Values Are

What Our Company Vision Is

The above statements make up the core of your company culture, and they are important for a potential Generation Y employee to know.

Outside of these base statements, it’s smart to include other activities that define your company’s culture such as the perks — free beer, free snacks, ping pong tables, ect. List all the things that bond your current employees together to make your culture appear appealing to an outsider.

4. Not Using Technology in the Hiring Process

In June of 2017, McDonald’s launched its Snaplications program, which lets job seekers start their application by sending in a 10-second Snapchat video explaining why they’d be a great employee. The idea is to give applicants a chance to showcase their personalities, which McDonald’s feels is key to a customer-facing role.

Walmart has also gotten creative with its hiring practices, using virtual reality headsets to test prospective managers. It presents applicants with simulated real-life situations, like an angry customer or messy display, and then evaluates their real-time reactions. 

Such unconventional hiring methods give companies an opportunity to appeal to younger generations and show their personalized, relatable side.

5. Focusing on Length of Stay At Past Jobs

Millennials are notorious for job-hopping which is more of a culture thing than an indication of flakiness. 

As you proceed, there are a few things you should keep in mind according to Forbes:

-Experience is a good thing. Every job you get is more experience under your belt, and working in more positions with more coworkers and more employers is only going to give you more diverse experiences—and a broader perspective you can carry throughout your career. Take something away from every job you hold.

-Commitment is a two-way street. Leaving a job doesn’t necessarily mean an employee lacks commitment or loyalty; it can also mean the employer isn’t treating you fairly, or that the environment isn’t appropriate for you. Commitment is a two-way street, so don’t put pressure on yourself to stick around with an inferior employer.

-Contacts are more important than any one opportunity. If and when you leave, don’t burn bridges. The contacts you make at each job are probably more valuable than the job itself. You never know when you’ll need a new partner, referral, recommendation, client, or even employee in the future.

-The gig economy is alive and well. The economy is thriving on part-time positions, side hustles, and temporary gigs, so it might be in your best interest to job hop—at least for the time being. Job hopping means opening yourself up to more opportunities, and taking advantage of more chances for work and experience.

-Talent, experience, and attitude matter more than duration. The length of time you spend at a job doesn’t matter as much as the talent and attitude you had while you were there—and the experience you take with it—in the same way that the length of a movie doesn’t predict its overall quality. Focus on making the most of all your jobs and career experiences, rather than stressing over the number of jobs you’ve had, or how long you spent there.

There you have it! Don’t make these common mistakes when you are looking for your next amazing hire!

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How To Keep Politics Out Of Your Multifamily Community

How the Texas State and City Governments are Helping Renters and Landlords

With the start of a new year many people are seeking a “reset” button on the intense issues the previous year held. While 2020 was chock full of intense issues, politics were of exceptional concern.

The attack on the Capital in early January proved that politic-related emotions are at an all time breaking point. Where once a heated argument over political parties sufficed, now citizens are taking a more physical approach to make clear where they stand on the party lines.

One of the major concerns of a property manager is keeping their residents living in harmony within their multifamily housing community. Keeping the resident’s political views at a respectful level is more important now than ever to avoid conflict on property grounds.

Below are some ideas to keep politics out of your multifamily community.

1. Keep Political Messages off the Community Boards and Public Spaces

Make it a policy that any flyers, stickers, or posters in political nature are not allowed on the community message board or in the shared spaces such as the laundry room or club house.

2. No Posting Anything Political on The Property’s Social Media

Be sure your staff knows that nothing in political nature should be posted on the property’s Facebook, Instagram, or other social platforms pages. This includes any images of the property that may contain a resident’s political sign which may be on display in a window or balcony.

3. Designate a Political Sign Area on the Property

While you can’t control what your resident’s display in their own private spaces, you can try to encourage them to instead post any political signs in a designated area on the property. Do this by sending a message to the residents that since political emotions are at an all time high, out of respect for your neighbors there is now an area on the property where you can all show your support for your political causes instead of displaying them in your windows or outside spaces.

Having them all in one neutral place takes away the identity of the people that want to share their political leanings. Be sure to not put the designated area in a high traffic place such as the dog park or near the front office.

4. No Political Discussions Between Employees Where Residents Can Hear

Ask your office staff to be sure to take political discussions to private spaces and not have conversations that are controversial in front of any residents, or potential residents.

Freedom of speech is a cornerstone of America and asking residents and staff to keep their political opinions to themselves can be tricky. Be sure to deliver any of these initiatives with a high degree of respect and sensitivity. Always present them as “options” even if they are really rules in nature.

Here’s to a peaceful 2021!

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Bilingual Leasing Consultant (Houston, TX)

Job details

Salary$12 – $14 an hourJob TypeFull-timePart-timeNumber of hires for this role10+

Qualifications

    • Property Management: 1 year (Required)
    • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)
    • Spanish (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Hire Priority, leaders in Multifamily Staffing is looking to hire a high-energy Leasing Consultant, who isn’t afraid of working hard and loves interacting with people. If you are motivated, dependable, capable of closing deals, and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, this may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Leasing Consultant Responsibilities:

  • Engage with prospective residents by showing units and amenities (virtually)
  • Generate leads and follow up with prospects
  • Prepare and process lease agreements
  • Provide excellent customer service to residents and prospective residents
  • Execute marketing strategies to increase traffic to the property

Leasing Consultant Requirements:

  • Minimum one-year experience in the apartment industry
  • Excellent customer service skills, professionalism, and self-confidence are a MUST
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Weekend availability is a MUST

Location Openings: Houston / Richmond / Katy / Humble / Baytown / Galleria / Memorial / Sugarland

Please be available for an immediate interview! Must provide identification and proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

We look forward to adding you to our team! Submit your resume or call us at 713) 960-9906!

INDHOU

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $12.00 – $14.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends

Experience:

  • Property Management: 1 year (Required)
  • Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred)

Language:

  • Spanish (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • No

APPLY NOW

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Apartment Maintenance Tech (Experienced) (Houston, TX)

Job details

Salary$14 – $19 an hourJob TypeFull-timeTemporaryNumber of hires for this role10+

Qualifications

    • Apartment Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)
    • EPA Certification (Preferred)
    • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Full Job Description

Hire Priority Staffing, leaders in Apartment Maintenance Staffing is currently seeking a qualified Apartment Maintenance Tech to join our team! If you are a team player with ready to work attitude, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Responsibilities of a Maintenance Tech:

  • Receive work orders; gather all necessary tools, equipment, & supplies needed for repairs.
  • Check lighting and plumbing fixtures; minor repairs and replacements, as needed.
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of air conditioning and multi-zone heating and cooling systems.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned and assist Service Supervisor as needed.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year of apartment industry experience, or general maintenance experience
  • EPA certification (Universal) preferred
  • Experience in painting, plumbing, basic electric, drywall, etc. (helpful)
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

Please be available for an immediate interview!

Must provide identification and proof of eligibility to work in the U.S, and complete an application and interview process.

Locations: Houston / Katy / Richmond / Baytown / Humble / Galleria

We look forward to adding you to our team! Apply now or call us at (713) 960 9906!

INDHOU

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Pay: $14.00 – $19.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • On call

Experience:

  • Apartment Maintenance: 1 year (Preferred)

License/Certification:

  • EPA Certification (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)

Work Remotely:

  • No

APPLY NOW

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How to Identify Your Authentic Career Path and Execute a Job Search

A big question a lot of professionals are pondering these days is “am I happy with my job choice?”. 

So where do you start when you are trying to find career-choice assurance? With yourself! Your absolute authentic self and what makes you truly happy and excited. There are many ways to accomplish this but the best place I’ve found for anyone to start is by writing it all down.

Get in touch with what your goals are and take inventory of the kinds of jobs you’re most interested in, the companies that really look interesting to you, and maybe even people you know who seem to have your “dream job.”

Even if you are “just looking for any job,” don’t forget these things. They’re important to keep in mind for the future and to keep you on track with your long-term goals.

So what do you do if you decide you want to change your career? It’s time to execute a job search!

The first thing you will need is a good resume. Below are 5 winning resume tips for achieving your job search goals:

Consistent – A good resume is consistent in terms of its punctuation, its language, and its formatting. There’s nothing more distracting for a Recruiter or hiring manager than a resume that has periods after some bullets, not on others, utilizes many different fonts and spacing, uses both past and present tense for the same job, etc.

Concise – Being concise in a resume and also in your LinkedIn profile is right up there with consistency. If the reader has to slog through information or struggle to understand a point, they may just skip over your info altogether.

Results-Focused – I love a resume that can illustrate really well, not only what someone did in a role or in school but also the outcome of that action and/or how it impacted that organization. For instance, if you were in charge of hiring Summer Interns, that’s great, but please tell me a bit about how many, how long it took, what methods you used, was it faster or more successful than previous years, did you hire any as full employees, etc.? This kind of information is incredibly useful and does a better job marketing you as an individual and telling your professional story.

Customized – Even if you just take 5 minutes, please customize your resume to the best of your ability for each role you apply for. It can make all the difference when it comes to a sea of applicants.

Reviewed – People tend to become very attached to their work experience and their resume and less objective about what’s being presented when it’s about themself. Having someone else review your resume will do wonders for you (even if they are not a resume or hiring professional) by pointing out items that don’t serve your goals, highlighting qualities or achievements you may have forgotten about or god forbid, spelling errors. The more eyes on it, the better.

You may also ask : “Is my LinkedIn and online presence really that important?”

YES. 

There may be some industries that rely less heavily on LinkedIn profiles than others, but they are few and far between, and will catch up to the rest of the world quickly. There’s a lot of recruiting, networking, and referencing that happens in the LinkedIn space so it’s important to make sure you’re up to date and fairly active. 

The best way to stay on top of your online presence is to:

Make all your socials private

Google yourself utilizing quotations around your full name, maiden name, etc. You might be surprised what you find.

Set up a Google alert with your name to alert you if something comes up in the future.

So now you have decided on a career path, got your resume ready and are gearing up for an interview. What’s the best way to prepare yourself to get the job?

Check out the company website

Google the company + “news” to see if anything is new with them…Bankruptcy? Expansion? Initiatives?

Research your interviewers on LinkedIn. Finding a connection is great (i.e. “I see we both went to Vanderbilt), but just simply understanding their career path will help you to identify the best approach and possible questions to ask.

If you still need help in finding a job in the Multifamily Housing industry you can reach out to us at Hire Priority, we would be happy to assist you in finding your next big opportunity!

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