“Moreover, they think talent shortages will only intensify beyond 2019, which underscores why organizations should constantly reexamine how they’re attracting and retaining their best and brightest.”
~The Conference Board
Attracting and retaining top talent is the No. 1 concern among CEOs globally, according to findings from The Conference Board’s C-Suite Challenge 2019.
Millennials have established a reputation as the job-hopping generation, seeking jobs that offer unique experiences, flexibility, work-life balance and the opportunity to work in a variety of settings. Gallup’s report How Millennials Want to Work and Live found that 21% of millennials have changed jobs within the past year, more than three times the number of non-millennials. Additionally, 60% of millennials are open to different job opportunities, compared with 45% of non-millennials.
With Generation Z just beginning to enter the workforce it’s still unclear if they will follow the same pattern, but companies aren’t taking chances. To attract and engage employees from day one, companies like Melt, a full-service, integrated marketing agency based in Atlanta, are creating unique internship programs designed to turn into job opportunities.
The program, called MELT U, allows interns to explore the company’s in-house services and hear from approximately 50 speakers from a variety of major companies in the Speaker Series. This summer’s series included executives from Fox Sports South, The Coca-Cola Company, the Atlanta Braves, ESPN and KIA.