The new generation of college grads, known as Millennials, will be entering the workplace in 2007 with plenty of career opportunities for all college majors, and with employers vying for their attention in the ever-escalating talent war. BusinessWeek's recent article, "The Best Places to Launch a Career", lists the top 50 "best" places for new grads based on a comprehensive feedback and rating system.
It's surprising to see the diverse industries represented by the top six: Walt Disney, Lockheed Martin, Deloitte & Touche, Goldman Sachs, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and the US Department of State. The types of perks the organizations on the top-50 list offer, which make them "best", include sizeable salaries, superior benefits, and committed employee training and development programs.
More than just a list, this article explores creative recruiting strategies, as well as the work ethic, strengths and weaknesses, and leadership potential of the Millennials. An interesting read, not only for employers, but also for anyone in the world of work. We are now in a four-generation workplace, so understanding the motivations and mindset of fellow employees (Millennials, Gen X, Gen Y, or Baby Boomer) could help all of us make our current workplace better, if not the "best".
Posted by Susan Guarneri