Being transparent, authentic and honest in your conversations with people who are interested in joining you is key. And that extends to telling them that you're using social media to evaluate them, how you're evaluating them and giving them the opportunity to be actively involved in the discussion...
Whether a leader manages a single employee or oversees an entire organisation, it is up to them to "absorb uncertainty" and help their staff through periods of change, says CSIRO executive director of HR, safety and sustainability Craig Roy.
What employers need to realise is that Gen Y'ers do have needs. Who says we can't ask for a work life balance? Who says we have to live and breathe our jobs, even if they're totally unrewarding? Who says we have to do things the same old boring way when we can see a fresh new fun way of achieving a better result?
How many organisations' employees are so engaged that they would give everything into every single transaction they perform? How many managers would still provide a stand ovation to their employees for a fantastic job, even if there were a few hiccups along the way?
A recent Fair Work Australia order - requiring a contractor to reinstate a worker at a principal's site - demonstrates the significant operational issues employers could face if ordered to return a dismissed worker to their former role, says Harmers Workplace Lawyers partner Lesley Maclou.