My hiring research using pre-employment tests and in-depth interviews reveals common negative comments about hiring Millennials is like the Yogi Berra phrase: “It’s like déjà vu all over again!” Yes, I notice managers and publications express panic, concern, and disdain for Millennials.
Observation: The criticisms and complaining about Millennials is essentially the exact same criticisms and complaining people expressed about all other Generations. This includes Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, Millennials, and any other so-called “generation” with a cute label.
RESEARCH ON HOW TO HIRE THE BEST
In my research to help companies hire terrific employees, I always custom-tailor pre-employment tests. To scientifically custom-tailor benchmark pre-employment test scores, I have the company test some of its best employees in each job. I call those employees “superstars.” These terrific employees have two important factors: They are both
1. Highly Productive
2. Low Turnover
When I test superstar employees to create custom-tailored benchmark pre-employment test scores, I NEVER ask for nor find out nor take into account any personal or genetic data, including if the person is in Millennial generation. I only use pre-employment assessment or test data that