The Most Millennial-Friendly State Is …
North Dakota is the most livable place for young people, according to personal finance website WalletHub, which
considered average monthly earnings and the unemployment rate for Millennials, among other factors, in ranking
states. West Virginia was found to be the least Millennial-friendly state.
Friendly to young people
Not too Millennial-friendly
Stay in Touch, Job Seekers Say
Job candidates need to hear from potential
employers frequently in order to have a positive experience during the application process. But most organizations do a poor job of
keeping in touch, according to Talent Board, a
nonprofit that aims to improve the candidate
experience. For example:
47% of applicants never
received a status update after
applying for a job.
20% received an e-mail from
a hiring manager or recruiter.
8% got a phone call notify-
ing them that they were not
To ensure a better candidate experience,
Talent Board recommends taking these steps:
Communicate more. Most companies send
an automated “thank you” after receiving an
application, but that is often the only message
candidates receive. Provide updates on the sta-
tus of job seekers’ applications, and ask if they
would like you to save their application for a
Let them know where they stand. The
good news is that 61 percent of job candidates
are able to view the status of their application
as the hiring process progresses. That’s an 18
percent increase from 2015, but the practice is
still not standard.
Simplify the process. Candidates don’t want
to jump through a lot of hoops to apply for a
job and prefer the process to be quick and easy
to navigate. They want to understand why they
should accept a job offer if it’s extended and to
make sure their skills and experience are coming across clearly to hiring decision-makers.
of U.S. workers
Source: U. S. Department of Labor.