Recruiting Millennials With Amazing Results
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Recruiting Millennials With Amazing Results

How to reach and attract more qualified Gen Y employees on a small business budget.
3.4 (27 ratings)
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Last updated 1/2016
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 39 mins on-demand audio
  • 5 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand what it will take to attract qualified candidates from a multi-generational labor pool
  • Extend your reach and attract more qualified candidates
  • Learn best practice recruiting strategies and tools
  • Engage more Gen Y and convert them from a casual visitor to viable candidate
  • Cut time-to-hire
  • Boost quality of hire
  • Improve recruiting ROI
  • You should already be familiar with standard recruiting tools found online such as web-based platforms and standard recruiting procedures
  • You already be able to familiarize yourself with google search engines and learn to look up how other employers are actively recruiting millennials

Are you struggling to reach and attract enough qualified Gen Y employees? Then this course is your blueprint to regain control of the biggest challenge facing business today - finding enough qualified and quality employees. It won't take long for you to realize why traditional recruiting approaches aren't working…and what better, smarter, and easily implemented approaches are available and within the grasp of almost any organization, from the start up or small business to Fortune 500.

Our lectures are short, practical, and easily understood. Workforce and employee assessment expert Ira S Wolfe and Gen Y Consulting partners Steve Boerner and David Gritz provide action steps that can be implemented immediately. In each lecture they walk you step-by-step through best practices for:

-sourcing more quality candidates,

-creating a great candidate experience,

-designing and implementing a results-oriented process, and

-gaining access to real-time date and analytics.

Throughout the course, we include additional resources and articles. Have questions? Then post questions in the discussion area which we will actively monitor.

Whether you're a small business owner who hires once in a blue moon or a recruiter responsible to fill a talent pipeline, recruiting Gen Y (along with workers from all generations) will be on the A-list of things to do in your business. Let this course be your guide to a more efficient and effective way to recruit engaged employees who can do the work and fit in your culture.

Who this course is for:
  • Small business owners, HR professionals, recruiters, hiring managers, consultants, start-up entrepreneurs
  • Anyone involved in recruiting and hiring employees
Course content
Expand all 22 lectures 01:53:23
+ Introduction
2 lectures 03:43

Hiring expert Ira S Wolfe and Gen Y Consulting's David Gritz introduce the Recruiting Gen Y Blueprint course and welcome participants.

Preview 01:26

The course agenda is reviewed.

Course Overview
+ Understanding the Market and Millennials
6 lectures 19:27

We are living in interesting times. The Baby Boomers are aging and the largest and youngest generation in modern history, Generation Y, now making up one-third of the U.S. workforce. But this isn't your typical generational succession. Beyond the generational shift of power, the definition of work is changing. Technological change and automation are accelerating. This is creating a Perfect Labor Storm for employers and job seekers.

Labor Market Shifts

More companies are hiring but struggling to find enough qualified workers. Many say skilled workers are scarce. That's partly true. The bigger problem for most companies is that many qualified workers just get lost in all the noise. That is putting pressure on wages and increasing the time to hire. What are the current trends that employers need to know before they can effectively recruit Gen Y.

Current Trends

Traditional recruiting strategies just aren't working anymore. At the conclusion of this lecture, students will recognize the signs and symptoms of an ailing sourcing and recruiting system.

Current System Broken

The recruiting landscape is changing. Upon completing this lecture, participants will understand what needs to change including sourcing of applicants and candidate experience.

What Needs to Change

Before any substantive discussion can begin about recruiting Gen Y, it is important to understand who they are, how they differ from other generations, and why they shouldn't be singled out as uniquely different.

Who is Generation-Y

There are many myths associated with what matters to each generation. Whether it is money, benefits, or work-life balance, it is important for employers to identify what top quality candidates are seeking from jobs and at work. Professor Wolfe reviews the latest research and you might be surprised about what you'll learn.

What Matters to the Modern Job Candidate
+ Recruiting Blueprint
6 lectures 59:00

To introduce recruiting in the age of Google, let's start with a radio interview that the hosts described as a "clinic for Hr and small business owners." It was recorded on Nov 28, 2015 but was so popular, Business Builders Show repeated it in January 2016. Ira Wolfe's interview is in the 2nd segment. But don't miss the intro segment when the hosts discuss 50 trends that will impact business in 2016. Enjoy and please share your questions, comments, and add to the discussion.

I've also attached the most recent version of a white paper titled Recrooglization: Recruiting in the Age of Googlization. It is an excellent resource for the lectures and includes information not included in earlier recorded lectures.

Preview 38:48

In this lecture Professor Wolfe begins building a reliable recruiting blueprint. It begins with the recruitment "funnel." Traditionally employers were able to use one or maybe two sources to attract a large population of qualified candidates. With social media and reviews, tradition has been disrupted and the funnel needs to be larger but the process better to screen out many unqualified candidates. By the end of this lecture, students will learn how the funnel works and the best source to fill it up with qualified candidates.

Building the Gen Y Recruiting Blueprint

Social media and mobile technology has disrupted recruiting more quickly and significantly than any event since the introduction of online job boards two decades ago. Since over 8 out of 10 Gen Y own a smartphone and an even greater percentage use social media, it is essential that employers incorporate new sources into their recruiting strategies. At the conclusion of this lecture, supported by downloadable resources, participants will identify the best sources for recruiting Gen Y along with all other generations.

Sourcing Gen Y Candidates

A job post is useless if no one sees it. To ensure your job postings are visible to job seekers and rank high in the search engines, you need to optimize the job post just like your optimize other web pages to market your products and services . View, compare, and download an example of a typical but non-optimized job posting as well as a keyword rich optimized one. Download the checklist for optimizing your job postings as well as company career site landing pages (called on-page SEO).

Optimize Your Job Posting
2 pages

Many companies avoid social media like the plague despite social networking functioning like word-of-mouth on steroids. In fact, one thought leader described the new Word of Mouth the Word of Internet. At the conclusion of this lecture, students will understand the value of networks and building communities in recruiting.

Using Social Media Networking

Employee referrals and word of mouth remain the best source of quality applicants. In other words, more candidates are hired from referrals and WOM than any other source. Social networking must be an integral part of recruiting but it's not the only venue for recruiting more Gen Y workers. On campus recruiting and campus fairs are overlooked strategies. Gen Y Steve Boerner discusses opportunities to recruit on campus. At the conclusion of this lecture students will have identified the importance of referrals and college recruiting.

Employee Referrals & College Fairs
+ The Candidate Experience
7 lectures 27:27

Until recently most companies didn't even consider the candidate recruiting experience important. Many still don't care. That's a colossal mistake. The tide has turned. Companies no longer dictate their brand, the customer does. Like marketing to customers, a bad candidate experience injures the brand. And with social media and company reviews like Glassdoor, one bad experience spreads like wildfire. At the conclusion of this lecture, students will understand the value of a good candidate experience and begin to work on creating the best experience possible.

The Good, Bad, & the Ugly: The Importance of a Good Candidate Experience

Reaching more applicants and getting them to apply is only the 1st step of an effective recruiting process. That's just the beginning of the recruiting journey. Organizations need a process to quickly and conveniently screen out poor fits, identify high potentials, and communicate and engage with all applicants early and often. At the conclusion of this lecture, students will understand the 3 fundamentals of an effective recruiting process to begin building or improving it in their organization.

A Good Employer-side Process is a Win-Win for Everyone

Is your company website Gen Y-ready? Is it Search Engine Optimized? The answer may be obvious but nearly 90% of company websites lose qualified applicants due to a bad first impression. During this lecture, students will learn to identify key elements of a good company career site and landing pages for each job opening.

Company Career Sites and Landing Pages

The candidate experience is an integral part of a modern-day recruiting process. One of the primary sources of candidate abandonment is during the application itself. In this lecture Dr. Wolfe reviews application options and discusses the fine line between getting enough information and turning off applicants.

Applicant Friendly Solutions

While the candidate experience is increasingly important, employers need to improve the hiring experience as well. Checking emails and downloading resumes is not efficient or expedient. Entering qualified candidates into spreadsheets is time-consuming and provides no useful time-sensitive data. During this lecture, students will learn tools and techniques that they can use during the screening process to make their jobs easier and become more effective.

Designing an Effective and Positive Employer User Experience

The 3rd step in our Gen Y Recruiting Blueprint is implementing an easy to use, repeatable process that can screen out unqualified applicants, identify high-potentials, and communicate quickly with qualified candidates. A good process is also required to track the status of each applicant from not qualified to when he or she is scheduled for an interview. Without a good process, tracking and analyzing ways to improve recruiting success is useless.

Employer Processes

One of the most important elements of any recruiting strategy these days is the acquisition of data and an easy way to analyze it. Without data, the time to hire will be a crap shoot and costs will only escalate. Recruiting software allows organizations to collect, track, and analyze every step of the recruiting process in real time. During this lecture, students will be exposed to the type of data they should be collecting and reviewing. A download is also available of the types or metrics that must be tracked.

Using Employer Data Effectively
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 01:47

Closing remarks. We really appreciate the opportunity to teach this course and hope each of you have learned a great deal and enjoyed the experience. If you feel something was missing, please let us know. If you have recommendations, contact us. We will be updating this course often so come back again.

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