The job market’s pretty cutthroat right now, and every company’s looking for a secret sauce to attract the best talent around. It’s even harder when you’re trying to woo Millennials and Gen Z. These workers aren’t just looking for a fat paycheck; they’re also into how much good a company does for the world. That’s where ImpactfulPeople comes in.

ESG, or Environmental, Social, and Governance factors, show how much a company cares about the planet, its people, and doing things the right way. A whole bunch of surveys tell us that the younger crowd, who are all about making a difference, seriously consider a company’s ESG score before signing the dotted line.

So how can your company up its ESG game to become a talent magnet? Let’s break it down.

ESG’s a Must-Have, Not a Nice-to-Have

If you want to get Millennials and Gen Z onboard, you’ve got to make ESG part of your company’s DNA. Here are three things you can do:


1. Make ESG Your Company’s Heartbeat

Don’t just pay lip service to ESG, make it a core part of your company’s mission and daily operations. When the younger lot see your company making a real difference, they’ll want in.


2. Governance Factors: Driving Ethical Business Practices

The ‘G’ in ESG represents governance. It’s about how a company is run. It takes into account the company’s leadership structure, executive pay scales, internal controls, shareholder rights, and operational transparency. A company with strong governance is typically one that operates ethically, transparently, and in a manner that respects the rights and interests of all its stakeholders.


3. Leadership That Walks the Talk

Young folks want leaders who aren’t just diverse and inclusive but also live the ESG values they preach. Make sure your leaders are on board with ESG and let it show. Think about mentorship programs and leadership training that highlight ESG stuff.


What’s in it for You?

Going all-in on ESG isn’t just about getting the best young talent. It also sets your company up for a more profitable and sustainable future. It helps you manage risks better, find new investment opportunities, and create a strong brand image. And the best part? Your employees will be more connected and engaged, which means they’ll stick around longer and do better work.


Wrapping Up

When it comes to hiring, you’ve got to understand what ticks with your potential employees. With Millennials and Gen Z, it’s all about doing good and being good—ESG in a nutshell.

By making ESG a big part of your company’s culture and strategy, you’re telling these guys that your company’s not just about making money but also making a difference. This will make your company stand out and become a place where young talent wants to be.

Remember, Millennials and Gen Zs aren’t just looking for a job; they’re looking for a cause. Make your company that cause that helps you win in this crazy talent market.


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Greg Weiss

Greg Weiss

Founder and CEO

Greg Weiss is known as one of Australia's most experienced recruitment experts and HR consulting professionals. Greg founded Impactful People helping to create a better world, one placement at a time. 

Greg has helped 100s of businesses with their people needs and coached over 1,200 people improve their careers through Soulidify and  Career365.

If your business employees Gen Z and Millennials, then you need to demonstrate your commitment to how you positively impact on the world. You do that by living through ESG values.  If you want to demonstrate real commitment to ESG through recruiting people who can strengthen that capability, then Greg can show you how.