Why You Should Be Hiring Millennials

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There are certain stereotypes that go along with being a millennial. Social media-obsessed and apathetic are two that I see thrown around most often. Thanks to a study by UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the YEC only one of these might be true and it will get millennials hired.

According to the study, millennials are highly ambitious, with a majority placing an importance on jobs with chances for career progression and personal growth. And while it’s no surprise that these ambitious young people are plugged in through social media, the study said hiring an employee who is active on Facebook greatly increases a company’s digital reach.

Millennials will make up 36 percent of the work force by 2014 and 46 percent by 2020—pretty good news for employers to have a generation of workers who are natural web marketers on the way.

This study, which is outlined in the graphic below, illustrates the traits that make millennials hirable, and how they differ from previous generations.

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