How to Manage Employees from Every Generation

If you’re like many business owners today, your workplace includes three generations of employees: Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y/Millennials.

Baby Boomers are extremely job-focused. They value security and stability, and appreciate clearly stated goals and tasks. They prefer to communicate through in-person meetings and emails.

Gen X (born roughly between 1965 and 1981) values work-life balance and independence. They are adaptable and resourceful. Most have learned to use digital technology and communicate with the latest tech tools.

Gen Y/Millennial (born roughly between 1982 and 2001) they value work-life balance and flexibility even more than Gen X. They also seek freedom and want to be treated as equals from their first day on the job. This generation doesn’t fear authority and seeks challenging and meaningful work. They are definitely the most tech-savvy of the three groups, preferring to communicate quickly via texting and social media.

Strategies

  • Strive to keep older workers engaged. When an older employee leaves the company because he or she no longer feels valued, your business loses valuable institutional knowledge. Make sure your older staffers don’t feel like they’re being pushed aside for younger team members. Make extra efforts to keep them engaged and show that their contributions are valued.
  • Tap into diverse age groups to innovate. Fire up meetings or brainstorming sessions by including employees from all age levels. A diverse group means more viewpoints and more creativity. Having staff members from different generations gives your business an advantage, so use it!
  • Honour each person’s contribution. Especially in a group setting such as a team project or meeting, make sure that you show how much you appreciate what each worker brings to the team. Encourage workers to share their knowledge, whether it’s an entry-level Millennial showing a Boomer manager how to use social media or a Boomer employee explaining the history of a long-term client to a Gen X salesperson.
  • Emphasise commonality. It’s easy for employees to become adversarial when they focus on their differences. Continually remind your team of its common goals—winning new business, growing sales or whatever your company is working to achieve. Pulling together will help overcome generational differences and build tighter bonds.

Accountable Recruitment Solutions have a pool of candidates from all  generations looking for employment who would be valuable assets to your team.  All have been reference checked and are available for an immediate start.  Ask about our very competitive recruitment fees and service guarantee.  Contact office@accountablerecruitment.com.au

5 Interview Tips and Techniques

Interview Tips # 1 Research the organization

Everyone gets nervous at interview time.   It’s a big occasion and you should be nervous. However, if you start with some thorough research, you start to build a case in your own mind of why you should be sitting in that interview room or in front of a panel. Having some confidence is a solid first step to overcoming nerves.

Interview Tips # 2 Research the role

One thing that constantly surprises me is that few people really have a thorough understanding of the role that they are applying for.  The person writing the advert is often not the person that you’ll be reporting to. Things always sound different on paper compared to what you will actually be doing in the role.

Interview Tips # 3 Research yourself

Employers want you to be self aware. Have a long hard look at what you have achieved, the way you have achieved that result and the skills you developed or demonstrated along the way. This type of reflection helps you understand your strengths. It gives you confidence and helps you overcome nerves.

Interview Tips # 4 Interviewer Insight

No two interview processes are the same. Depending on the organization and the role, you could be interviewed by a recruitment consultant, the HR department, the line manager or all three individually, or any combination. Each will have a different agenda for the interview. This is important to remember as your approach with each should be slightly different.

Interview Tips # 5 Build rapport

Be friendly. People really like that! One of the best ways to relax is to assume the interviewer is on your side. Good interviewers are not interested in tripping you up. In fact, most of them are on your side, or are at the very least they will be approaching the interview in a professional manner. It may even help to you to relax if you think of the interviewer as someone who wants you to do your best.

At Accountable Recruitment Solutions we offer ongoing interview technique workshops on an individual basis or in a small group environment.  We cover in more detail the above  areas plus more.  Contact office@accountablerecruitment.com.au for more information. 

We’re committed to assisting you achieve your dream job!

Why employ an Apprentice or Trainee

Employing an apprentice or trainee is an affordable way to boost your business.   It’s the perfect way to train NEW and EXISTING staff.  Even more appealing is that the majority of the training is done at your workplace.  This will ensure that the skills acquired by the apprentice or trainee are tailored to the specific needs of your business.

Furthermore, as business owner you may be eligible for various government and financial incentives to assist with employing an apprentice or trainee.

Now more than ever businesses need to focus on:-

  • Controlling costs
  • Managing and developing skills
  • Saving time

Did you know that Australia is facing a critical shortage of skilled people?

  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Combine time at work with training which can be full-time, part-time or school based.
  • Are available to new or existing employees from 15 years of age
  • Offered in a wide range of industries and occupations (hundreds of qualifications available).
  • School based apprenticeships can start whilst studying for the HSC
  • Are available for Mature Aged Workers
  • Are available for People with a Disability

We have enthusiastic, job ready people available for an immediate start!

Interested to hear more about the financial incentives available?

Contact Megan at Accountable Recruitment Solutions on 1300 937 771

Fast Growing Industries

Looking for a fresh start through a new career, new business relationships or a new company? Over the past 12 months these are the top 5 industries with the highest growth rates (nationally)

  • Mining Activities  – 32%
  • Petrol Products and Wholesalers – 27%
  • Industrial machinery manufacturing – 25%
  • Cattle Ranching and Farming – 24%
  • Architecture and structural metals manufacturing – 23%

If you’re looking for work or a change in career then contact us at Accountable Recruitment today to discuss how we can help you.

We have a team of local labour market experts who can give you current advice and suggestions for your career. Contact office@accountablerecruitment.com.au

 

Want to Stand Out from the crowd at a job interview?

Accountable Recruitment Solutions conduct regular workshops on how to differentiate yourself from other applicants…. don’t be the V6 model, be the V8 model.  The workshops cover;

  • How to get to get to the job interview stage?
  • How to promote yourself at the interview?
  • How to answer those hard questions and overcome nerves?
  • Tips for an eye catching resume
  • How to tap into the hidden job market

We have high profile local business owners who also  discuss what they look for when employing staff…..and why first impressions are so important!

Most importantly we have a passionate trainer who has a proven track record in assisting people gain employment with excellent labour market knowledge.

For more information contact office@accountablerecruitment.com.au

Experienced Recruitment Specialists

Find your next job with ARSIf you are looking for experienced recruitment specialists that can help you land an accountant, finance professional or accounting support staff position in a professional practice or in the public sector, we would love to be of assistance.

Based in the Hunter Valley, we provide recruitment services across Australia. Accountable Recruitment Solutions presents clients with an affordable recruitment option serving current, medium & long term staffing recruitments.

The main distinction of ARS recruitment service is that we aren’t your atypical placement organization, our Consultants have comprehensive experience working first hand within the accounting industry.

Whether you’re looking for your next accountancy job or searching for a new team member, visit our site often, join us on Facebook or give one of our experienced recruitment specialists a call.