5 Future Focussed Career Drivers That Afrillennials ValueIn Trends
To an employer, Afrillennial demands in the workplace can seem over-zealous and disruptive. Before they sit in their first career chair, they already appear to hold companies accountable to a long list of requirements. We’re taking a look at how Afrillennial demands could be repositioned to shape the future world of work, and drive long term value for employers. Check out these 5 future focussed career drivers that Afrillennials value, set to benefit to your business.
- Authentic Future Focus
Entering the workplace is daunting but with every new beginning comes the benefit of a fresh start – usually associated with big goals and resolutions. The good news is Afrillennials aren’t only interested in a competitive salary, incentives and a minimum risk work environment to get them started.
If you ask yourself why these seem important, the reason is clearly security. They want to know they’re entering a secure environment where they are guaranteed to learn and have enough support to make that process comfortable. Isn’t that wat we all want?
The Value Add: As an employer, its helpful to understand Afrillennial goals within the framework of the business and offering support where you are able. Graduates are as attracted to company values that match theirs, as much as they are to the perks. The process of support can also lead to identifying and developing young talent into future leadership.
- Borderless Opportunity
Afrillennials dream of global citizenship and the opportunity to work at a global level. Globetrotting isn’t a common benefit, but a graduate’s interest in travel is more vested in becoming a competitive professional and expanding their capabilities. While they may be gaining export value as they learn more from experts around the globe, they love their country enough to bring home the knowledge.
The Value Add: Graduates are open, collaborative and connected because they want to stay relevant and keep developing potential. This is a beneficial microcosm worth supporting to ripple out into your business. Travel isn’t the requirement, opportunities to connect with experts in their field, other cultures and aspirational figures, could keep them determined to grow.
- Entrepreneurial Drivers
Perspiring to reach success in their own business may not seem like a viable option for a graduate fresh out of varsity. They may be thinking of becoming a business owner in the future, but existing entrepreneurial businesses are becoming a more attractive option to get them started, in learning as much as they can. It’s not to say they all want to work for start-ups, just that they want exposure to various career paths that exist in an organisation, to get involved in multiple roles and learn as much as they can.
The Value Add: Afrillennials are risk averse and expect a lot of guidance to get them on the right track as soon as possible. When young employees are guided by experienced professionals from the start of their career, there won’t only be a transfer of skills, but a strong foundation empowering your business to thrive at all levels.
- Leadership Proximity
Afrillennials’ ability to move out of the junior zone in the workplace depends on their performance, knowledge and development of their leadership capabilities. Unfortunately, this can only be gained through experience. Enduring coaching relationships between leaders and young professionals are a great way of supporting personal development and loyalty.
The Value Add: Working closely with a manager can help graduates to develop critical thinking, self-discipline and motivation to work on their own. They want the opportunity to think and move away from being told what needs to be done – a common goal worth sharing.
- Competitive Tech
Because they grew up with the latest technology, in an environment that changes constantly, graduates feel ready for everything, but they expect your business to be ready too. Access to the latest technology, from work devices to other business disruptors like artificial intelligence, shows them that your business will set them on a path of crafting future focussed solutions. Their upbringing hints that using the latest technology and being part of a company that keeps up with trends, will set their career up for success and longevity.
The Value Add: Staying educated on technology means staying enriched and undisrupted. Providing graduates with strategic career value through the latest technology, benefits your brand by ensuring Afrillennials have the tools to do their best work and keep your brand trending no matter the change coming.
If you’re ambitious about a future with graduates, Student Village knows where to find you the talent you’re looking for. For all your graduate recruitment needs, get in touch with us on email@example.com or call 011 885 3918.