You are reading part one, of a four part blog series I will be doing to explain the steps our firm’s Executive Committee took to speak to the millennial generation. Also known as Generation Y, Millennials are defined by researchers as those who vary in age, having birth years ranging from early 1980’s to the early 2000’s, Millennials represent more than 75 million people today and are making their mark on the business world as avid entrepreneurs and savvy professionals. They’re confident, creative and extremely comfortable with technology, and now we are learning to leverage their talents.
This morning, for reasons associated primarily with the time change that occurred this weekend, it was lighter outside my window as my second alarm rang to get me going. After all, it was Monday morning and I needed to be heading off to work. It helped that the sun was shining on the bright leaves still clinging to the trees, and the frosty ground crisp and white would soon warm up to the 60 degree weather that has been promised to us this coming week.
Are you hiring someone to join your business team? A successful new hire is one who meets the necessary requirements, fits in well with other team members and brings value to the business. Quite often, we are asked to consult on hiring for key positions for our client companies. After all, we know their business, their systems and their needs and hopefully know their future growth plans. When interviewing candidates, take time to consider the following key areas and get the most out of your advertising dollars.
If you are a small-business owner, you have probably learned several important lessons over time, including the fact that you simply cannot do everything yourself. It is not easy letting go and empowering employees to do meaningful work in your stead. It requires a high level of trust on both ends of the relationship.