by Montage Talent on June 22, 2016
Just when you’ve tweaked your hiring process in response to the wants and needs of Millennials, it’s time to prepare and shift again for their successors, Gen Z. That was one of the major themes at the NACE Conference I recently attended. From what I learned, recruiters will need to adjust if they want to continue their track record of performance with candidates just now entering the workforce. In this changed new world, video interviewing providers will meet the needs of Gen Z students as well as university career services departments and campus recruiters.
What’s Different About Gen Z?
If you’ve recruited or worked with many millennials, you may have noticed some differences between younger and older candidates or employees. According to those who’ve studied the generations, post-millennials (born after 1996) are just as unique. In some ways, they’re even opposite of today’s 20- and 30-somethings. Gen Z, also called iGen or Gen2020, is the first generation to grow up entirely with smartphones -not just mobile phones – and to use Chromebooks for a majority of their schoolwork. They’re also the first generation who will be invited to video interview as a standard hiring practice.
Sparks & Honey, a communications agency dedicated to cultural relevance, offers some key insights into Gen Z as the next majority in the workforce. From their Gen Z slideshare:
Reaching Gen Z with Video
Campus recruiters will be able to check many of the boxes for Gen Z candidates with purpose-built online interviewing software. A solution like Montage offers:
Though many Montage clients engage with us specifically for campus recruiting, many more expand their initial use of video interviewing to their campus hiring function. Video interviewing helps campus recruiters compete for top students’ attention and reach out to students where they already spend their time – online.
Partnering with Students and their Schools
The next generation of students will encounter video interviewing as they explore job opportunities. Montage offers tips and resources to help anyone get comfortable with various forms of video interviewing. University and college career centers can also take advantage of Montage’s resources to help their students prepare for video interviewing.
To learn more about ways video interviewing could transform your college recruiting and help you prepare for Gen Z, contact us for a live demonstration today.
A Senior Account Development Consultant at Montage, Jenny Schindler has a passion for solving the pains and challenges faced every day in the world of talent acquisition. As a true consultant in the space, she loves being a resource to those who are looking for a hiring advantage. Montage’s purpose-built voice and video interviewing technology is transforming the hiring experience for people and companies all over the globe, and Jenny teaches how and why that is occurring today. Please reach out to her at Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org, 262-912-6581 and follow her on @JennyKSchindler.