Offer them fair pay and other benefits
Unless you’re bringing a young person in to fulfil a junior position, you need to make sure you are paying them the same as everyone else. If they are going to be doing the same job as someone else, even if that person is five years older than them, they will expect to be paid the same. Equal pay for equal work is something many young people value, but in addition to this, an overall fair living wage is also an expectation.
We are living in a time where employers need employees just as much as employees need a job offer, meaning both parties are interviewing each other. It is no longer a one-sided conversation. With social media, it’s easier than ever for your competitors to poach your most promising talent, often offering higher pay and better workplace benefits. Using our pay benchmarking service, you can easily identify what others in your sector are paying, ensuring you’re putting forward a competitive salary.
Pay isn’t the be-all and end-all for young people, though. Most prioritise the working environment and other benefits over money, so you also need to ensure your workplace is a positive, relaxed, happy and sociable place to be, with other benefits and rewards on offer.
Paydata can help you with designing competitive and enticing reward programmes for your employees if you are struggling with where to start. This won’t only benefit younger workers, but it’s something that boosts morale, output and staff retention across all your employees.