Back To Career News

How Gen Y Workers Influence HR Departments [infographic]


By 2025, Gen Y workers will comprise three-fourths of the workforce, and this Rypple infographic explores the ways in which millennials influence HR departments. My generation is an Internet-obsessed one; a 2011 Cisco study found that 2 in 5 millennials would accept lower compensation at work in exchange for more relaxed policies on mobility, social media access and device choice. Nearly half picked their laptop as the most important piece of technology in their day-to-day lives. How has this attitude shaped how companies recruit young talent?

Some forward-thinking companies are focusing on personality profiling and competency-based hiring to attract millennials. Others use technology and assessment centers to help gauge employee fit. And simulations and real-life scenarios are increasingly being incorporated into training programs.

Despite these advancements, there's still work to be done. Over half of HR departments surveyed by Robert Half Technology in 2011 indicated that their companies don't permit employees to visit any social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook; just 10 percent said that workers have unlimited personal use. A separate study by Spenglerfox discovered that nearly half of surveyed senior HR directors still use dated methods to recruit Gen Y workers, such as newspaper advertising and market mapping and talent monitoring services.

Check out the full infographic below. What additional changes do you think we'll see in HR departments in the years to come?

Do You Know What You're Worth?

More From Payscale

Should More Companies Adopt 37signals' Month-Off Model to Boost Engagement and Retention?
Interns at Facebook Make $74,000 a Year
5 Less-Obvious Reasons 65 Percent of Employees Are Unhappy at Work


(Photo credit: VentureBeat/Rypple)

Marissa Brassfield
Read more from Marissa

Leave a Reply

Notify of
What Am I Worth?

What your skills are worth in the job market is constantly changing.