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SEP 2018

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Page 24 of 61 ROCK products • September 2018 • 23 could be as easy as free snacks and drinks in the kitchen or even a fitness club allowance. It is no longer acceptable to only offer healthcare and 401(k) benefits; you better start thinking outside the box if you want to attract the best Millennials. Give them options. The ability to work somewhere that stays current with these trends will drastically enhance the offer. Development Once you've hired your perfect Millennial, your work is not finished. Now is the time to mentor and develop these can- didates. Millennials are always going to ask, "Is there room for growth?" and you better be ready to react, or they will find another company to call home. Millennials want to make new friends, learn new and exciting skills, and they want to be rewarded for their hard work. Take pride in the devel- opment phase and stay connected. Stay engaged. They may have high expectations for their company, but they also have high expectations for themselves, so take advantage of these ambitious individuals. Offer incentives for getting certifications or learning new skills. Mentor in teams. Millennials love working in teams, plus this can be a fun way to get to know each other. And make sure you are giving feedback – the good and the bad. It needs to be constructive, but it needs to be honest, and they will appreciate your effort to stay in touch. You don't have to groom Millennials for world domination, but you do need to do your part to keep them excited and productive. Evolve and Improve The best part of hiring Millennials is getting new and excit- ing perspectives, because your company should constantly evolve and continuously improve. What better way to do that than to hire more and more of this rising generation? They are confident, they speak up, and they maintain a savvy pres- ence that cannot be ignored. There is a reason they are hard to find and even harder to keep, and your company needs their ideas and their attitude to push toward the future. Times are changing. Technology is out of date as quickly as it becomes available. It takes a master's degree in social media to keep up with the latest communication trends, and the numbers don't lie! Millennials have taken over the workforce, and to stay relevant in the ever-progressive business world, you must embrace the new generation or FOMO (fear of miss- ing out, for readers not versed in Millennial shorthand) could have an entirely different meaning for your company. Molly Smith is a recruiting coordinator at Revere Control Systems.

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