It is becoming increasingly important for companies to attract and retain young talent. Generation Y (people who are 30 years old and younger) already makes up for 15% of the European population and 40% of the workforce in for instance France. Logically this percentage will only grow. This new generation holds the future of work and your company.
Why attract young talent
Young talent brings fresh ideas and new skills to your company. Young employees aren’t stuck in the way things have been done. They have ideas and want to be heard. Having young professionals in your company will increase your voices for change and provide additional ideas for how to do it best.
Maria Suliga: “When I first came to work here I was really impressed with the knowledge and experience of the colleagues. They have been working with HZPC for a long time and know so much about varieties and the field they are working in! I learned a lot from them. Now I also see the things I can bring them. For instance when it comes to working techniques. For me it is natural to get things of our computer system quickly, while my colleagues have the tendency to print and store information physically. Also when organizing things, I can bring fresh ideas they wouldn’t come up with. But I want to stretch that I really don’t feel a generation gap. We all have friendly relationships and help each other out when necessary. I think it is good for companies to have a healthy balance between experienced people and young ones for novelties.”