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Posted on: January 18, 2019

What does the next workforce generation really want?

ButlerTech reaches 15,000 students each day through a variety of educational programs.  On January 16th, ButlerTech students met with representatives of the industries they want to pursue careers in to talk more about what those employers are looking for in a potential employee.  In return, students candidly shared what their priorities were as they think about their next career steps and their ideal work environment.

The fast-paced discussion included three prompts that might be useful conversation for other companies thinking about how to attract young talent.

1.  The greatest challenge for the industry is....

2.  One thing I'm looking for in a potential employer is....

3.  One critical piece of advice I have for you is....

While income and connection to something greater were important, students at my roundtable focused on having a fast pace with a variety of tasks, structure in a fun environment, and a high functioning team.  Something to consider....how would you answer those questions and how would your current employees (particularly the younger ones) answer those questions?  

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