I interviewed a really interesting young man last week, and I thought that something he said was worth passing on.
When asked why he was looking to leave his current job, he said this:
“When I started working at X, I was aware that the systems and processes they had in place were a little ‘behind the times’. I thought they hired me to breathe some fresh air into the company, to introduce new systems and processes that made use of 21st century technologies…I was eager for the challenge!”
“But a year down the line and all I’ve been met with are ‘maybe laters’ and ‘the top will never agree to that’. They aren’t willing to change, and I’m frustrated. I want to work for a company that embraces what technology can do for a business.”
And you’d be surprised how many times I’ve heard similar answers.
So today, I’d like to talk about preparing for the talent of tomorrow. Aka millennials and the generations that come after them.
Because the survival of your firm depends on it.
You might laugh at how your kids or grandkids, nieces or nephews, have their noses in their phones all the time, but it’s what they know. They’re being brought up with things like Google, Snapchat, Alexa, Apple Pay, Oculus Rift, etc.—technologies that are all accessible from almost anywhere in the world at any time.
And it’s this generation—a generation of people who expect that level of connectivity, transparency and efficiency in all areas of their lives—that you’ll soon be hiring…if you’re not already.
Future rainmakers want to work for firms that embrace digital technology, firms that recognize that it allows you to work smarter to drive your firm towards growth.
Which means, in order to secure the best talent for your firm, you need to speak the language of millennials.
A language which involves mastering and applying appropriate digital systems, using the online tools they use and, most importantly, being open and willing to implement new technologies into your processes.
And if you don’t?
Well, inaction means you risk failure to attract the brightest talent. You risk becoming a stepping stone for rising stars on their way to something better…
You risk not being able to keep pace and falling behind.
Because, whether you like it or not, tomorrow’s talent are the ones setting the pace for your future.
After all, who knows tomorrow’s client better than tomorrow’s talent?
To have a no strings attached conversation about how my team and I can help your firm attract the rising stars of tomorrow, get in touch.
By getting on board with the most up-to-date hiring and business practices, we’ll make sure you stand out among the shuffle of similar firms.
Because, if you don’t, someone else will.
And that’s where tomorrow’s talent will be headed.