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For the first time ever, Generation Y (those between 20 and 34-years old) surpassed the older Generation X to become the largest share of the American workforce, according to the Pew Research Center.

If you are having trouble recruiting the younger workforce, you are not alone. More than 50 percent of companies reported they struggle to find and retain Millennial (a.k.a. Generation Y) employees, according to a recent survey.

You nailed the interview and now it’s time to present your references. Some companies will use your references briefly, like to confirm that the positions and dates in your work history are accurate, while others may dive into a deep conversation about your skills and performance. Since you don’t know which path your future employer will take, you must adequately prepare. Be sure not to trip up this close to the finish line with these tips:

Who to choose:

For more than 10 years, Hirewell has risen to the recruiting challenges of our exceptional clients. Learn more about how we’ve delivered on our promise to our clients with every relationship and project:

-Boutique Operation Takes A Giant Leap Forward

-Decade-long Partnership Helps Digital Agency from Infancy to Global Stage

-Results Lead to Stronger Relationship through Transition

-Time-Sensitive Growth Leads to a Long-Term, Consultative Relationship

Chicago, IL (August 20, 2015) – Hirewell is proud to announce that it has been ranked in the 2015 Inc. 5000 List, America’s most prestigious ranking of fast-growing companies, for the fourth time. From 2011-2014, the agency experienced a growth rate of 49% reaching $7.2M in revenue and 48 employees in 2015. Hirewell previously made the list in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The post-interview thank you note is a small but essential step in the interview process.  It doesn’t have to be complicated, it just has to be sent, and when the competition is tight, not doing so can cost you a job. Check out our thoughts on the rules and what your note should include, then review our other interview follow-up tips. 

A good recruiter can be an invaluable partner throughout your career. Whether you are actively seeking a change or happily employed, it is valuable to work with recruiters as they can keep you in mind for career-advancing opportunities you would miss on your own.

Every quarter Hirewell updates its candidate and client contacts with company and industry news as well as the top jobs we're recruiting for currently. Copy and paste the links below into your browser to see the latest additions:

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A good employee referral program should be an integral part of any corporate recruiting plan. On average, forty percent of hiring comes from employee referrals. Referred employees fit the company culture better, are usually much more satisfied and stay longer at companies. However, generating a strong employee referral program is not something that can be done overnight. It takes time, commitment from leadership and it must be ingrained in a company’s DNA.

Here are 6 steps to get you on the right path:

1. Start by valuing your employees


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