ABC’s of Recruiting Top MillennialsJudah Hirsch
The 3rd Millennium saw the rise of self-empowerment, “be yourself,” and your-passion-should-be-your-profession attitudes and movements all over the globe and it is highly probable that the recent graduates, or the graduates-to-be, that your company is eyeing adhere to these kinds of philosophies. It must be noted that these employee candidates, no matter where or from what school they come from, would be very idealistic and choosy in the choice of their career paths and companies to work for. Although it shall be within the power and prerogative of the companies to decide whom they would hire and employ, at the outset, the option to choose a company to apply for belongs to the applicants. It would truly be a sad and disastrous day if a company is restrained and forced to choose among a pool of subpar applicants simply because it has failed to attract excellent applicants that will be assets in the future. 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