By Jennifer King, an HR Analyst at
It’s no secret that most job descriptions are awful. They make the hiring company sound boring and the work tedious.
This could be a real problem for employers when they try to hire Generation Y Millennials. While some managers and recruiters are fed up with the stereotypically whiny and self-entitled “Trophy Kids,” Generation Y is predicted to comprise nearly 75 percent of the world’s workforce by 2025, according to a study by the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation. Companies will eventually be fighting for the best of them, so start using the job description to court talented millennials.
Here are six ways employers can tweak job descriptions to attract Gen Y: