Millennials get a bad rap.  They are said to be lazy, narcissistic, materialist, selfish and entitled. Some say they are obsessed with superficial things like social media and selfies instead of important things like values and relationships. They’ve often been referred to as the “worst generation yet.”

Here is the thing. Those are stereotypes and they are not fair or true for every millennial! Here’s the other thing: Millennials are our biggest generation right now. Newsflash – we’re not going away! So, let’s find a way to understand each other and work together.

Focus on the positives and everyone will win.

Here are 6 reasons you should hire a millennial:

Millennials are ambitious.  They place a huge amount of importance on career progression and personal growth.  They stay on top of what is trending and current.

Millennials are collaborators. They enjoy team work and collaborating with others.  With their collaboration skills they are eager to learn.

Millennials are tech-savvy.  Due to their “obsession” with social media they know how to use these social platforms and all the devices to access them.  They are early adaptors and are not afraid of the next big thing in technology.  They are able to operate and recommend advanced tools and technologies as well as teach you how to use these systems.

Millennials have a different outlook on life.  Eager, adaptive, optimistic are some great words to describe millennials.  They are not afraid of change – instead they look forward to it. They also like to think outside of the box and focus on creative expression.

Millennials are multi-taskers. With many tech gadgets sharing news and engaging interaction, Millennials are easily able to switch their attention from different media platforms and technology gadgets in a matter of seconds. And multi-tasking is very important in PR (aka juggling ;)!

Millennials are motivated by more than just money. They love meaningful work and accomplishments.  This means that work/life balance and flexibility is a more motivating factor.