鉴于今天的大多数劳动力由千禧一代和Gen-Z员工组成,消防服务需要提高游戏,以吸引这些年轻的候选人,以吸引婴儿潮一代以所占有的环境中的就业机会。根据美国劳工统计局的说法,人口趋势将继续:千禧一代将于2030年占美国劳动力的75%。

为了吸引千禧一代到消防服务,并在仓库中管理它们,有必要了解这一群体的动机,需求和期望。事实上,鉴于这种人口统计的规模和他们在消防服务的未来在未来的作用,转移到消防服务劳动力的重点是一个首要任务。

选择新的职业道路

千禧一代并不像他们曾经在2021年开始转弯40千年那样年轻。随着他们进入中年,一些千禧一代可能会想改变他们的职业道路。厌倦了为提供少满意的职业和/或与他们的激情不符,年龄较大的千年之处将正在寻找新的机会。

消防服务提供了一个为新的职业道路提供目的的机会

对许多千禧一代来说,他们的职业道路已经与他们在高中或大学时的理想或想象不符。有些人在寻找目标,为更大的利益服务。消防服务提供了服务的机会,以及为新的职业道路提供目标的丰富的挑战。

吸引千禧一代的策略

让我们来看看推动千禧一代(出生于1981年至1997年之间)和z世代(出生于1997年之后)的一些特征。更好的理解使消防部门能够设计策略,在竞争激烈的劳动力市场吸引这些员工。

  • 它们是数字一代:年轻的就业候选人使用他们的智能手机访问互联网,并且更有可能使用智能手机进行与工作相关的过程。他们可能会在社交媒体上度过几个小时或观看在线视频。
  • 他们更喜欢用电子方式交流:他们想要参与到工作中来,了解他们工作的各个方面,但是他们可能不喜欢面对面的交流。相反,他们更喜欢发短信、发推特、点赞、视频聊天等与世界互动的主要方式。
  • 他们拥抱技术:投资新技术解决方案可以吸引千禧一代找工作,他们对技术的亲和力使雇主更容易转向更创新驱动的方法。(另一方面,他们往往没有婴儿潮一代那么机械地倾向于这样做。)
  • 他们受过良好的教育:约39%的千禧一代拥有学士或以上学位,而婴儿潮一代的这一比例为四分之一。
  • 他们想继续学习:千禧一代将学习新技能视为通往更大事业成功的途径,并珍惜学习的机会。千禧一代可能对培训很热情,这是现代消防工作的一个重要元素。
  • 他们在就业和生活中寻求目标:千禧一代希望他们的工作与他们的世界观和核心价值观相一致。他们确实把钱(薪水)放在第一位,但不愿意为了赚更多的钱而牺牲大局。他们想要获得力量。千禧一代的定位应该强调价值观和决策界限。
  • 他们想要即时满足:千禧一代在父母世界的中心长大。有些娇生惯养。有些人沉迷于在任何事情上获得奖杯,甚至是参与比赛。他们可能对现在努力工作以获得最终回报的想法感到不耐烦。这些期望可能与消防部门基于任期的等级和结构元素不一致。
  • 他们重视多样性,希望为管理和劳动力多样化的组织工作。
  • 他们希望在自己的职业生涯中从事多种工作,不太愿意长期效忠于一个雇主:这种前景的必然结果是,员工流动率可能会更高,这对雇主来说是一个持续的挑战。
  • 他们重视工作与生活的平衡:他们不太愿意长时间工作。这一趋势在2019冠状病毒病大流行之后更加明显,它提醒所有员工必须将工作的重点从就业转移到更富裕的家庭生活。他们欣赏的灵活性。
  • 他们重视团队合作。最近,团体项目和团队合作在学校、学院和大学中得到了更高的重视,这使千禧一代更重视团队合作,并成为更大整体的一部分。他们也重视建设性的反馈和更好的内部沟通。
  • 他们怀疑商业和自由企业在社会中的重要性。追求目标的千禧一代被非盈利组织和服务于更高目标的机构所吸引(比如消防!)

欢迎千禧一代加入消防部门

下一代人员可能会在保留核心要素的同时,使消防服务变得更好

成功地将千禧年纳入劳动力对消防服务的成功至关重要。任务要求利用他们对技术的亲和力,并在管理适应更具结构化组织的文化冲击挑战时搜索目的。

更多地关注多样性和工作与生活的平衡等问题,对消防部门大有裨益,这些都是千禧一代最关心的问题。

简而言之,下一代人员很可能会使消防服务变得更好,同时保留使其能够世世代代履行其使命的核心要素。

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