The Millennial workforce is currently 53.5 million strong, accounting for one in three American workers. In just ten short years, this number is expected to rise to three in four, which is great news for industries looking to fill positions with fresh new faces. However, fewer and fewer Millennials are choosing a career in teaching. In fact, when surveyed about their interest in becoming a K-12 teacher, only 17 percent were very interested, while 40 percent had no interest whatsoever. The potentially shrinking Millennial workforce pool brings about the ever-increasing importance of recruitment with the perks—not necessarily fringe benefits and stocked lounges—that matter most to this generation.
This e-newsletter will discuss ways to attract Millennials and offer tips for administrators who want to gain a better understanding of what is most important to the future generation of teachers.
Focus on what’s important to Millennial teachers—technology, collaboration and flexibility are the sure way to a Millennial’s heart. For more on this generation, check out our Millennials Blue Paper.
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