NEW YORK, United States — The global workforce is in the midst of a radical demographic shift. By 2020 millennials are expected to make up the largest portion of the overall working population. As a result, employee preferences are pivoting towards: flexibility in the work place, variety in an individual’s career trajectory and employers that are aligned with their own and take a stand on important socio-political issues.
To gain a competitive advantage, and attract and retain the best of this new generation of talent, companies must tailor their HR practices to meet and exceed the preferences of millennials, who place far greater emphasis on career development opportunities, transparent leadership and working culture than previous generations.
Often cash-poor but opportunity-rich, start-ups have traditionally been able to craft nuanced reward packages to attract and retain often extremely dedicated employees. Thanks to the potential for wide scopes of work with varied responsibilities, as well as a sense of autonomy and ownership, working for a start-up is increasingly attractive to both recent graduates and experienced fashion professionals.
Indeed, despite challenging work schedules and at times comparatively low rates of pay, the allure of working within a tight often younger team, while navigating the trials and tribulations of building a business in fashion continues to tempt leading talent all over the globe.
Here are some of the most exciting opportunities now available at some of the leading start ups present on BoF Careers. To discover the full list of available opportunities on the platform, please click here.
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