Management Tip of the Day: Tips for hiring recent graduates

Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:29am EDT
 
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BOSTON (Reuters Life!) - To remain competitive in a growing job market, and to hire the highest potentials from the Millennial crop, you must tailor your selection process, says Harvard Business Review.

The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org (www.hbr.org). Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

"Most hiring managers are now well versed in recruiting Millennials, but many firms still make avoidable mistakes. Most gaffes involve outdated hiring practices that alienate Gen Y.

Here are three tips for reaching the top-performing graduates of this generation:

1. Evaluate for potential, not experience. College students don't yet have a wealth of resume experience. Seek out those who are passionate and a cultural fit with your organization.

2. Highlight flexible work arrangements. Millennials tend to care more about social and flexible work environments than high salaries. Entice them with perks like extra vacation time and flexible scheduling.

3. Show your culture. A good interview process should communicate the company culture. If your organization has a youthful, innovative vibe, be sure to convey that (but don't fake it)."

-Today's management tip was adapted from "When Hiring Graduates, Avoid These Mistakes" by Tom Moore and Brandon Labman.

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<p>Job seekers prepare for career fair to open at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, January 6, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar</p>