How to Recruit and Retain Millennial Employees (Hint: Start by Building Community)

Higher Logic

Some companies naturally attract millennials. But for the rest of the businesses out there, convincing Gen Y that your organization is a great place to work isn’t so easy. If you can’t afford (or don’t want) distracting foosball tables, how do you appeal to young professionals?

What If Your ED Was a Millennial?

YourMembership Blog

There’s plenty of talk among organizations on how to recruit and engage Millennials but are you getting them involved to the point they are assuming the role of your next ED? And what would your organization look like if it was Millennial led?

How to Meet the Membership & Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z

.orgCommunity

Generation Z and young Millennials are different. Young professionals (YPs) are joiners, but they can’t afford to join associations or participate in association programs just because it’s the right or expected thing to do. The 4 Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z.

What If Your ED Was a Millennial?

YourMembership Blog

There’s plenty of talk among organizations on how to recruit and engage Millennials but are you getting them involved to the point they are assuming the role of your next ED? And what would your organization look like if it was Millennial led?

Proven Tactics to Recruit, Retain and Unleash Millennial Talent

SocialFish

By 2025, Millennials will comprise 75% of the global workforce. A vast majority of these Millennials want to work for organizations that foster innovative thinking, develop their skills, and make a positive contribution to society. Millennial’s Employer Criteria.

How to Create a Great Mentoring Program in Your Online Community

Higher Logic

Through mentoring, employees get the chance to learn vital skills and increase competency in ways that boost morale and job satisfaction – something that’s improving with technology. Associations, which are widely-recognized experts in their industries, are stepping up to offer such programs.

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3 Surprising Truths about Recruiting

SocialFish

On Association Success this past month, Jamie’s been writing all about recruiting. What We Can’t Admit About Recruiting. It’s a big decision, yet neither side really seems to have the information they need to make a good decision. How about watching them work.

Help Millennials Get Jobs: Offer Online Learning & Career Resources

WBT Systems

Millennials get their share of depressing headlines these days—like this one from NBC News : “Majority of millennials are in debt, hitting pause on major life events.”. A stunning sad fact: only 22 percent of millennials are debt-free. The state of millennial membership. Every association wants to recruit millennial members, but the cost of membership may exceed a millennial’s budget. Recruitment strategy: help millennials get jobs.

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

” But, according to the association technology experts we consulted, if you don’t get some more features soon, you ain’t going to have more members. If you have a chance to read this Did You Know? So why is it so hard for associations to get it right?

Daily Buzz: Rethink Your Recruiting Process

Associations Now

Any new hire has to meet your organization’s expectations both professionally and culturally. To find the right person, you have to tweak the recruiting process. When it comes to recruiting new team members, it’s important to find people who fit your company culture.

How to Convince Employers to Pay for Professional Development

WBT Systems

When you’re a lifelong learner, it’s frustrating to see people in positions of power who don’t understand the value of professional development. Here are three of the most common reasons professional development budgets are sparse (or non-existent) and what you can do to help employees get the money and education they need. Employees who apply new skills and knowledge to their work help their company become more competitive. Here are some stats to buttress your campaign.

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Study: To Retain Millennial Employees, Organizations Must Adopt New Technologies

Associations Now

With millennials now representing the largest segment of the U.S. Employers need to address them now. The option to telecommute is one way to attract and retain that talent.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Social Recruiting Can Attract Top Talent to Your Organization

SocialFish

Have you tried using social media as a recruiting tool for your association or nonprofit? If you learn how to use social media for recruiting, you’ll find it’s one of the best ways to attract top talent. Employers know this – 89 percent of them use social media to find candidates, and 70 percent of hiring managers have successfully recruited with social media. But social recruiting can have a downside as well.

[Please Share!] Are you a Millennial aged between 25-30?

SocialFish

In case you hadn’t heard yet, Jamie and I are doing some research for our next book, and we are looking specifically for the perspectives of Millennial employees in the workforce. Millennials: we want YOU. There are two ways to participate in the research.

Wednesday Buzz: Connecting with Millennials on Social Media

Associations Now

How to use the latest Facebook and Instagram features to reach and engage with millennials online. Social Media Examiner reveals how to leverage the latest in Facebook and Instagram features to connect and engage with millennials.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How Social Recruiting Can Attract Top Talent to Your Organization

SocialFish

Thanks to Betterteam for sending along this infographic! ———— Have you tried using social media as a recruiting tool for your association or nonprofit? Plus, if you’re looking to attract millennials to your workforce, social is possibly the best method.

Creating fun & appreciation to help recruit members and employees

SCD Group

As part of a generational issues session I led at last week’s Syngenta Business Institute (SBI) for selected golf course superintendents, I asked small groups of participants to come up with solutions for three key questions: How to create fun in your work place?

Lunchtime Links: How to Get Volunteers (And How to Keep Them)

Associations Now

How to do both, and more, in today’s Lunchtime Links: Volunteer magnet: There’s nothing like the first few days of a volunteer program when the energy is up and you’ve got people lined up around the block to help. Your volunteer programs have to have impact.

SCD Group: Association Member Recruitment: New Opportunities vs.

SCD Group

Association Member Recruitment: New Opportunities vs Same Old Ways. and made me wonder about the changes in “association recruitment.” Anything I need to think about in terms of providing incentives? You bought direct mail lists and blasted people to buy or join.

Will ‘Gen Z’ be a Generation of Joiners?

Associations Now

While most associations are plotting out recruitment strategies for millennials, membership professionals need to be thinking about a younger generation entering the workforce this year. This blog post marks the date on which I begin to feel old.

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The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

Ideas to help you engage, empower and retain members. How Do You Innovate With Millennials? There have been many articles written on how to attract millennials and hopefully, by now, you’ve put some processes and activities in place to attract this very large generation.

SXSW is here! Association Weekly Wrap-Up for March 8th!

YourMembership Blog

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Weekly Wrap Up brought to you by the team at YourMembership.com! The weekly wrap-ups are a great resource to find industry provoking articles, blog posts, upcoming events, fun facts, and provide up-to-date news and tips found throughout the association and workforce space each week. Please feel free to leave a comment, ask a question or just enjoy the week’s top ten picks! How social is your CEO?

Solutions for Your Membership Conundrum

Association Adviser

Delivering the right value to the right members at the right time. The same members tell us they never know about events, professional development opportunities or other benefits to which they’re entitled. The value of face-to-face interaction. Tactics for engaging millennials.

This Is Not a Good Look for Us

Spark Consulting

It’s an open secret that associations are deeply concerned about – and struggling with – our ability to recruit and retain Millennial young professionals, both as members and as association executives and talent in our industry.

Where are the YPs?

Spark Consulting

How can I recruit young professional members if there are no young professionals entering our industry?” That track just doesn’t happen to include college. We know how to educate non-traditional students in non-traditional settings.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 9.30.16

Reid All About it

After reading Elizabeth Engel and Shelly Alcorn’s paper, The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm , I was inspired to write my own take on how associations could transform higher education. Why not dream big or dream differently—that’s how to design your own future.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Want to read more? Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.2.16

Reid All About it

If you’re going to the ASAE Technology Conference, like me, and agreed during registration to receive emails from exhibitors, then you’re probably getting several of them a day. Want to read more? Ok, on to the list of this week’s free webinars and learning events.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.3.17

Reid All About it

You don’t see many posts about recruiting small businesses for membership , so I was excited to read this one by J.P. He quickly takes on benefits, recruitment tactics and dues for small or start-up businesses. Don’t let that happen to you!

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.27.17

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free professional development events for the association community… A few weekends ago at Association Charrette , I talked to the group about studies from around the world that proved what you and I have always intuitively known: walking in the forest is good for us.

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A Little Something About 20-somethings

Association Management

In talking to these individuals, I've found many who share a deep concern that standards-focused organizations are “graying” and that in order to sustain and grow their groups, they need to attract a younger, more diverse membership.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 2.8.16

Reid All About it

Schedule one hour next week to attend one of these webinars, read ASAE Collaborate, or skim the #assnchat hashtag on Twitter for good reads. – How to Build an Amazing Volunteer Recruitment Strategy. Blab is easy to use.

Re-Energize Online Learning for Members

WBT Systems

If you have been providing continuing education programs or professional development training via your website or learning management system, but your members don’t seem to be interested in the training you are offering, how can you re-energize online learning for members?

Association Brain Food Weekly: 11.4.16

Reid All About it

Each episode is dedicated to a president starting with George Washington and ending with Donald Trump. I’m listening to them all in order, of course, and have made it up to the Warren Harding episode. Since I love to cook, America’s Test Kitchen Radio is another favorite.

Book Review: Cause for Change

Beth Kanter

I’m getting a jump on my summer reading! Colleagues Kari Dunn Saratovsky and Derrick Feldmann have published a new book called Cause for Change: The Why and How of Nonprofit Millennial Engagement. Focus on the 3 R’s (Recruitment, Retention, and Recognition).

Wednesday Buzz: Engage Social Media Followers With These Prompts

Associations Now

Social Media Today shares a bunch of content ideas to activate your social media feeds. Also: a dozen special ways to say thank you to donors. It’s important to keep up engagement on your social accounts, but some days, coming up with a great content idea feels impossible.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.12.18

Reid All About it

In fact, any organization that wants to effectively use its data needs this person on their team: the analytics translator. WBT Systems explains how to motivate members to buy what you’re selling. She suggests ways you can learn how to speak like an industry insider.

Building Inclusive Online Communities

Higher Logic

How might your perception of me be shaped by that one piece of information? How implicit bias affects communities. And, since we’re each getting millions of bits of information a second but can only consciously process about 60 bits , no one is immune to snap judgements.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 3.9.18

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… As a history major, I’ve been waiting for virtual reality (VR) to shake up the way history is taught and it’s finally happening—or maybe it’s been happening and I just haven’t noticed.

Supercharge Member Loyalty & Power Community Engagement

Spark Consulting

During our April 16 Higher Logic Learning Series webinar on volunteerism in honor of National Volunteer Week (#NVW2015), Peggy Hoffman and I were unable to get to all the questions in our allotted hour. So we’re hitting the rest now: How do you find out what rewards the volunteers like/want? And it’s OK to be forward about it: “What would be a meaningful way for us to show our appreciation for your contributions?” So how do you make the transition?