I was interviewed on Career Talk by Dr. Dawn, on SiriusXM about the generational differences in hiring and the workplace dynamics today.
You can listen to the full podcast interview here: Generational Differences in Hiring
We took a trip back in time and get nostalgic about Trapper Keepers, mixed tapes, Sony walkmans and many other signposts that defined a generation while understanding how to work in harmony across the ages.
Listen to the full podcast interview here: Generational Differences in Hiring
The generational differences in hiring are obvious as there are a few things we need to really look at when hiring for the workforce, as we are nearing five generations in the workforce:
1. Communication Style
Everything boils down to communication. From your job postings to your phone conversations, interviews and emails. And then, of course, the communication style of the individual that works for you and your organization.
In the end, you’ll get the best employee if you find one that can do the job at hand and who will love doing it, regardless of age.
2. Fit for the Job
You may find the best person for the job, but if they don’t align with your culture it won’t work. Generational characteristics are not set in stone. If your company or organization has a strong culture, be sure to ask questions during the interview with candidates that will help you to understand if they will be a good fit. Avoid the assumption that because someone is a certain age, they will work in a certain way.
A mistake you can make is hiring a particular “type of person.” Hire for attitude, not only skill. That can be learned, but having a great attitude is crucial in any job!
Remember to look for a good overall fit and always stay authentic in order to make the most impactful hire.