For previous generations, salary was quite often the determining factor in the attractiveness of a job opening. Prospective employees were focused on “getting paid what you’re worth.”
Gen Y appears to have broken that mold.
Today, one can picture a typical Gen Y’s internal monologue when reviewing a job offer as something like this:
“Salary, okay… benefits, yeah… free lunches, uh-huh… company car, meh…
But can I use Facebook at work? I’m in!”
To hire the best Gen Y talent, employers must be aware of the priority social media has for many Millennials. To them, social media is not a distraction or an after-work hobby. Instead, this is an extension of themselves – a digital appendage.
Take a look at this interesting infographic from Gen Y Hub and Cisco that details how many members of Gen Y make job search decisions based on a company’s policies on use of social media at work…
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