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

Higher Logic

Some companies naturally attract millennials. Lean on research, including studies and surveys, that flat-out asks millennials what they want. One such study, done by the Intelligence Group and reported on by Forbes , sheds light on how members of Gen Y, otherwise known as millennials, prefer to work. In the study, 88 percent of millennials polled preferred a collaborative work culture to that of a competitive one.

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? Millennials were raised to be collaborative [.] ( Read more. ) The post What If Your ED Was a Millennial? Member Engagement + Retention associations change gen y millennials


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Study says, associations must target Millennial learners.

YourMembership Blog

The Millennial generation—of which I’m a proud card-carrying member—has certainly been a hot topic during the last couple of years. As the largest working generation, we’re shaping how associations recruit, engage and retain membership. To learn more, The post Study says, associations must target Millennial learners. Membership & Marketing Millennials

Is your association helping millennials further their careers?

YourMembership Blog

Recruiting and retaining members is fundamental to the success of any association, but it’s often easier said than done. The post Is your association helping millennials further their careers? Career Solutions Job Board Software Professional Development Career Center Solutions MillennialsAt the risk of stating the obvious, every membership organization needs members.

Everything You Need to Know To Recruit Younger Members

Wild Apricot

Are you having trouble recruiting and engaging Gen Y or Millennials? Here''s a look at our compendium of 10 resources – our Ultimate Guide to Connecting With & Recruiting Younger Members. Non-profits membership Millennials

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? Millennials were raised to be collaborative [.] ( Read more. ) The post What If Your ED Was a Millennial? Member Engagement + Retention associations change gen y millennials

Tips on Attracting Millennials to Your Professional Association

Blue Sky eLearn

Millennials are the most abundant generation in today’s workforce yet represent the smallest percentage in most professional associations. Social Responsibility : 80% of millennials will more likely use products/services from a company that supports a cause they care about, but 75% of millennials will do the same just as long as the company supports any social cause. Loyalty Programs : 86% of millennials join loyalty programs. Millennials care.

Tips for Managing Millennials - from a real, live millennial!

Association Management

that it dawned on me that I belong to the dreaded Millennial Generation. Now, as a Program Manager, I’m beginning to think about how this change in the workforce affects the organizations I manage and how those organizations can benefit from recruiting and keeping my peers satisfied in their jobs. In a Fortune Magazine article entitled Everything you need to know about your Millennial co-workers , Katherine Reynolds Lewis. employs a large number of Millennials.

Your Member Recruiting Campaign Will Fail Without This

YourMembership Blog

But it’s not just the millennials who are struggling with reasons to join their parents’ (or grandparents’) organizations. Tags: associations , bar association , member community , member organizations , Moose , recruiting members. Membership Software Association Management Software. Solutions. Associations. Nonprofits + Foundations. Chambers + EDCs. Corporate + Social. Education + Alumni. Advantages. Branding. Control. Add-On Products. Support. Pricing. Company.

Millennial Member Engagement: 6 Little Hacks to Try


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend Membership2020 , a one-day learning event centered around next-gen recruitment and retention strategies. While the takeaways were boundless (and the insights fascinating), there were a few little hacks (related to Millennial member engagement) that I found particularly interesting.

Attracting Millennials Through the Art of Storytelling


In fact, by telling a compelling story, you can actually boost Millennial recruitment. Storytelling is a powerful tool for your association. It connects people and brings a human feel to your organization. Now the key word there is compelling. So what makes a compelling story? Here are a few ideas: association management member engagement Small Staff Chatter

Study: A Slow Hiring Process Turns Off Gen Z Recruits

Associations Now

Make sure you’re keeping your recruitment technology up with the times. That’s a key recommendation from the talent acquisition software firm Yello, whose latest study finds that recruiting methods of old—long application processes, long waits, and lots of paper—could be turning away potential applicants. The report, more generally, notes that the current job market favors applicants over recruiters, leading job seekers to ask for higher salaries and more perks.

Daily Buzz: Rethink Your Recruiting Process

Associations Now

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. Instead of wasting time and money hiring the wrong type of person, your organization should create small tweaks in its recruiting process to ensure you’re attracting people who have the right professional and people skills. How do you engage and keep the attention of your millennial members?

Three Ways to Woo Millennials to Your Workplace

Associations Now

A new Deloitte survey shows millennials’ workplace wants have shifted in the last year. But, after 12 months of political and social upheaval, those ambitions have been tempered,” said the freshly released freshly released Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017. Here are three takeaways for associations looking to recruit and retain millennials: Underscore your stability. Millennials, essentially, want more than just a job.

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

Associations Now

With millennials now representing the largest segment of the U.S. As a younger generation who grew up using technology, millennials expect companies and organizations to be cutting-edge adopters, using the most up-to-date hardware and software to add flexibility and ease to their workflow, according to a new study from CompTIA. The post Study: To Retain Millennial Employees, Organizations Must Adopt New Technologies appeared first on Associations Now

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


Generation Z and young Millennials are different. However, they will join and participate if they believe the ROI you offer is worth the short-term sacrifice to their budget—and you design and market programs that meet the education expectations of Millennials and Gen Z. The 4 Education Expectations of Millennials and Gen Z. But, here’s the bad news for associations: Personify surveyed 1,000 Millennial and Generation Z association members for their Young Members 2.0

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.

Association Careers: What It Takes to Hire and Work in This Industry

Association Adviser

Features association careers association recruiting careers hiring millennials recruitingLike most industries, the 1.3 million-strong association professional community is constantly progressing in its standards and expectations. We caught up with several career thought leaders to get. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

Webinar Recap: Attracting Young Professionals to Your Association

Higher Logic

Personalizing your communications during recruitment and retention. This data suggests that recruitment activities should be focused not only on students and recent graduates, but also those in their first few years of employment.”.

Friday Buzz: Attract Millennials With Job Boards

Associations Now

Are private job boards hindering your ability to recruit millennials? Many associations are struggling with millennial recruitment, so they need to use every tool in their arsenals to connect with young prospects and showcase their value. Ease of access is a priority for millennials. The post Friday Buzz: Attract Millennials With Job Boards appeared first on Associations Now

The Joys of Mentoring, Mining Talent and Wearing Many Hats

Association Adviser

From the Corner Office American Coal Council Coal leadership leadership style member recruitment membership growth Mentoring millennials social mediaFor the past three years, Betsy Monseu, chief executive officer of the American Coal Council (ACC), has guided the ACC to impressive membership growth despite industry consolidation and rising. For more about this topic, click on the headline.

10 Association Communications Stats with Tips to Reach Younger Members More Effectively

Higher Logic

Customization : With customized communications, you can increase your chances of recruiting them as members and play a pivotal role in their growth while diversifying membership and working to future-proof your association. #3. A cheer for 2020: ?? What do your members want?

Creating fun & appreciation to help recruit members and employees

SCD Group

How to recruit younger members/golfers? Here their ideas: WHAT CAN YOU DO TO RECRUIT YOUNGER GOLFERS/MEMBERS? association executives association membership Generation Y golf course superintendents Millennials SBI Wake Forrest Get your staff out of the office and create some fun?

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. Keeping up with the latest product developments and figuring out how best to deploy them can be tricky—especially when you have to figure in how a diverse audience of millennials uses these platforms. Social Media Examiner reveals how to leverage the latest in Facebook and Instagram features to connect and engage with millennials.

Texas Apartment Group Campaign Looks to Recruit New Workforce

Associations Now

The “Room to Grow” campaign —targeted at military members and their families, high school and college graduates, and millennials—specifically highlights the different specialties and the opportunities to move up within the apartment industry. The post Texas Apartment Group Campaign Looks to Recruit New Workforce appeared first on Associations Now With industry growth comes the need for new professionals.

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A Startup Strategy for Building a Millennial Membership

Associations Now

Conventional wisdom also says young people are difficult to recruit and retain as members. Associations Now reported last week about the launch of the Association of Young Americans , a startup nonprofit that Vice aptly dubbed “an AARP for millennials.” What do you think about the challenges of recruiting young members and engaging them in lobbying? The post A Startup Strategy for Building a Millennial Membership appeared first on Associations Now

You Won’t Believe the ROI on This Member Recruitment Campaign

Associations Now

I’m just going to let the following numbers from an association member-recruitment campaign speak for themselves: Total cost for recruitment campaign: $25,000. Part of that success, which hadn’t become quite clear at that point, was a three-month recruitment campaign on LinkedIn, which, as ICF discovered, is apparently very fertile ground for attracting new members, at least in the coaching profession.

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.” ” Here’s the question that was posted: "We are in the planning stages of a membership drive and I am looking for any information out there on the following: Types of incentives for those recruiting. As you look at what this exec laid out, you find a “classical” member-get-a-member recruitment program.

How to Create a Great Mentoring Program in Your Online Community

Higher Logic

In addition to providing members with the chance to learn from industry experts, an online mentoring program can also build a network of young professionals, including millennials, who are searching for jobs. In a recent study by Abila , millennials listed job opportunities as their top member benefit. If you want your mentoring program to grow, recruit your association’s leaders and board members to participate. Millennials Member Communities Associations

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SCD Group: Millennials, Multitasking and Associations: What Can.

SCD Group

Millennials, Multitasking and Associations: What Can We Do at Work. When I’m giving presentations and/or leading discussions about millennials in the work force, I always (I mean every time) get asked about what do we do about millennials who work while texting, talking, Tweeting and/or listening to their iPods? Labels: association changes , association management , associations , Faculty Focus , Millennials , SCD Group. Pages. About. Contact. Causeaholic.

How to Make Culture, Not Perks, Work For Your Organization

Higher Logic

These perks are meant to reflect a culture that helps employers recruit and retain top-rate talent to their organizations. Unsurprisingly, this stems from organizations’ obsession with capturing the talents of Millennials entering the workforce. What a millennial wants. The benefit that ranked first amongst millennials was the opportunity for professional growth and development. Millennials & CommunitiesHave you heard of Google’s nap pods ?

The Trick to Innovating with Gen Y

YourMembership Blog

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. Innovating with millennials sounds like a no-brainer. Millennials aren’t thinking years in the future. ” Placing millennials in charge of the little things is perfect for them. Membership Software Association Management Software.

Engaging Younger Supporters

Wild Apricot

Millennials are now the largest generation in American history. How is your organization embracing, recruiting and reaching out to this generation? read more ). engagement member engagement

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

YourMembership Blog

We know that there are key points when recruiting new members to any organization that are crucial to survival. But focusing only on recruitment can be a big mistake if you are ignoring the qualities, characteristics and attributes that attracted members in the first place. They can even recruit more members than the association staff can adequately serve, leading to disappointment and low retention rates for new recruits.”.

Insights from the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report

Membership Marketing

Each year the goal of the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report is to help associations better understand what is working in membership recruitment, engagement, and retention. Recruitment – The report highlights associations use a wide variety of channels to add new members.

Mission possible: Finding and keeping volunteers

Aaron Wolowiec

And by the end of the year, you find it harder and harder to recruit – and keep – volunteers. Part of the problem is traditional committee structure doesn’t allow for quick decision making, Engel said, and that doesn’t work when GenXers and millennials are accustomed to 24-7 information and networking. Are you seeing a surge in GenX and millennial volunteers? It’s the first board meeting of the year and the room is packed with enthusiastic volunteer board members.

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. Apparently millennials, the demographic born roughly between the early 1980s and mid-1990s, is being eclipsed by the younger, even more digitally-savvy Generation Z, or Gen Z for short. Uncategorized generation z millennials

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Solutions for Your Membership Conundrum

Association Adviser

We don’t very often give millennials the mic and ask them directly, ‘what’s important to you in life?’” Tactics for engaging millennials. Re-branding isn’t the only way to connect with millennials. See our 2016 Corner Office roundtable for more about connecting with millennials. Features benchmarking membership millennialsDelivering the right value to the right members at the right time. Hank Berkowitz, Association Adviser.

Membership Q&A: Don’t Leave Us!

Spark Consulting

We’ll just recruit more early-career Millennials to make up for it.” ” Two problems with that thinking: The oldest Millennials are about to turn 35. What’s the #1 reason a long-standing member would not renew?

How to Tame Technology

Association Adviser

While word of mouth and referrals are still key to recruiting, Rosenberger said “inbound marketing with the use of specialized software is where associations should be going.” Features communication generational divide millennials technology Hank Berkowitz, Editor-in-Chief. Scott Adams, who created the popular anti-corporate Dilbert cartoon series, once quipped: “Normal people believe if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.