Anyway, Microsoft wanted to lure interns to a networking event by calling them bae (an acronym for "before everyone else," usually reserved for your better half ) and promising them hella names (good food, in slang that dates back to employee contact list a decade), and lighting up on a Monday (because nothing suggests having more fun than getting drunk at a networking event with work in the morning).I don't know what they were thinking. But I'm sure my response to employee contact list that was a weird mix of pity and disgust. Too bad because they tried, they really really tried, and it's evident throughout the post.
Revulsion because they failed so wildly and so miserably.It's probably not advice you'll hear often, but…don't be like Microsoft.Recruit millennialsThis is an easy mistake for recruiters to make. Clearly, this happens to the best of us. We try to employee contact list connect with young people, or any other group that we're not already inherently part of, we miss the mark and that's not pretty. You lose credibility, you lose face, and you find yourself tripping over clumsy excuses.I guess all this hype stems from the fact that over 50% of hiring managers struggle to employee contact list hire millennials .
And, in an effort to appeal to people born in 1980 or later, they've gone too far in what they think millennials like.It is a mistake. But easily avoidable. You can update your recruiting software , you can change your language, but if you want to employee contact list avoid embarrassment, what really matters is changing the way you think about recruiting millennials.Here are the mistakes you need to employee contact list stop making.1. Excessive use of slangThe most obvious advice is to not be Microsoft. What I mean is, don't try to engage people using slang or colloquialisms.