July 27, 2017 Morgan Hennessy

Top 3 Challenges of Hiring Millennials

Millennials make up a massive portion of the workforce, and there are several benefits to hiring them. However, recruiters may find challenges with both hiring and integrating millennials into a company. Here are some of the biggest challenges.

Job market perspective

71% of recruiters say that it’s a candidate-driven market while 53% of millennials say that it’s an employer-driven market. With this mostly split view of the market there may be discrepancies between what recruiters are searching for and what millennial candidates are searching for.

Career expectations

With the high cost and years of effort that it takes to obtain a degree, millennials are typically unsatisfied with low-paying jobs with little responsibility. Millennials are ambitious, so that entry-level position in their field that makes under $50,000 a year just simply is not as fulfilling. Many millennials become frustrated with the amount of time it takes to work their way up the ladder to achieve higher pay and greater responsibilities. There are many capable millennials out there that are more than prepared for whatever their field of work may be.


A company should be tech-savvy in all areas whether it is hiring, social media, or e-commerce. Technology becomes a challenge when hiring millennials if a company is out-of-date with their digital services or online presence. Not only will it be more difficult for both millennials and other candidates to find your company, millennials will especially feel underwhelmed without any sort of technology usage in a company.

When scouting out candidates for a job, carefully consider these challenges but do not be afraid to take a chance on millennials. All of the above challenges are easy to overcome with the right company culture, fair salary, updated technologies, and an open mind.