Hiring young? You’ve got two years

Hiring young? You’ve got two years

Attracting young people to work in a business is far easier than keeping them there long, the audience at the TAANZ Summit heard last week.

 

During a panel session entitled Future of Work, delegates heard the average term of employment at one place for a Millennial is two years. ‘We are in a world where there is an abundance of opportunity. We are hearing about the ‘two year career’,’ says Guy Ryan of Inspiring Stories. He says employees can be disappointed to put all the time and effort into a young employee who then moves on to a competitor or a completely different field. Chris Boggs, of Deloitte, says that company also has trouble retaining the younger generation. ‘We don’t see it as a bad thing. People are developing themselves now. They are identifying what they want to know and learning about it in a way that works for them. ‘We are not concerned about our investment in these people. We get what (time period) we can from them and they often come back to us.’

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