Having trouble finding candidates willing to relocate? Well, according to a recent article from Human Resource Executive, you need look no further than the youngest crop of workers.
According to the article, where previous generations, particularly Generation X, have been reluctant to relocate, Millennials have been willing, if not eager to pick up and move. In fact, 80% say they are willing to move for the right job, and many are requesting jobs outside their current geographic locations.
So why are Millennials more apt to move for a job than older workers? The article offers several possible reasons:
This willingness to relocate is yet another reason that Millennials make ideal contract candidates. Contract assignments often require relocationon a short-term basis. Millennials, unencumbered by children or mortgages, are willing to make the temporary move to gain experience and see somewhere new. That, in addition to their ability to learn quickly and their desire to quickly make a difference, make Millennials uniquely suited to contract assignments.