Working with thousands of students every day, we at Shiru Cafe have heard a lot from students about what they're dealing with, what they care about, and what they need from the recruiting process. But many recruiters don't have these connections and are seeking better ways to engage student talent.
So we decided to quantify the everyday conversations we had with students and use it as independent research as part of an e-book outlining the Gen Z perspective on hiring.
By surveying over 100 students from universities coast to coast, we hope to provide a clearer understanding of what the emerging workforce cares about, needs, and wants you to know.
Here's a glimpse of what you can find:
Your competitive edge is recognizing that narrative matters. Making it easy for talented students to connect with you on a personal level through effective mes- saging, timely communication, face-to-face engagements, and providing feedback ensure that despite a changing society, you will still stand out among the crowd. Understand how and why students today are different than previous generations, and take the time to focus on the aspects of your company that are relevant to them. Be transparent about your culture and create a compelling and recognizable brand that’s easily communicated in a crowded field. Treat your candidates with respect by communicating throughout the process, and invest in getting to know your applicants better. If you make these changes, you can more effectively target your audience, and get more relevant applications. From there, you ensure a positive reputation for future applicants, and by getting to know the best applicants better, you reduce the likelihood that they’ll leave your organization due to mismatch.
If you want to read more, download the e-book now!