At National Agents Alliance we recruit a lot of different age groups and we find successful people in all the different age levels. However, there is a terrific target group that should not be overlooked. I am talking about a group named Millennials, also known as Gen Y-ers (80 million, born between 1980 and 1995). They were raised by overly doting parents who coddled their self-esteem like fragile eggs. They played in soccer leagues where the score wasn’t kept and where everyone was a winner and everyone got a trophy for just showing up.
Some companies have found this group to be lazy, undisciplined, unmotivated, over-entitled, with a short attention span. However, when vetted properly, this group, ages 18 to 32, is found to be highly educated, caring and engaged in today’s high tech world – all qualities we love in our agents.
Having seen the talent, passion and capabilities of the millennials up-close, it is clear that they pose one of the greatest strategic opportunities for our company today… all we need to do is properly select and train them.
The millennials are the largest generation to hit the workforce since the baby boomers. They are taking over whether you like it or not, and we need to hire the best of the bunch. They fit right into the motto espoused by CEO, Andy Albright which states that we like to “Have fun, make money and make a difference.”
Millennials like to be part of a team and be active members of a community, yet they still want to be valued as an individual. They probably have hundreds or thousands of friends on Facebook, and are comfortable with an iPhone and iPad. They exhibit the individuality and leadership traits essential for success as an NAA agent. They are not afraid to tackle the impossible; they think really big and like to get involved in “causes,” and love the way we help protect families with our products.
This group is so far ahead in the area of technology it embarrasses older agents, and they excel when presenting our products to our target market. To grow a big, vibrant and growing organization in National Agents Alliance, it makes a lot of sense to specifically recruit this age group. They will train quickly, get in the field fast, and make you look like a genius!