If you don’t have a job or are paid low wages clearly you aren’t being innovative and entrepreneurial enough!!!
While young people have enthusiasm and ideas being innovative and entrepreneurial also requires:
- KNOWING how to do that.
- Resources…. money, infrastructure, networks, systems.
(See Harvard Business Review for some thoughts on this.)
Key complaints from young Australians about unemployment are…
Complaints V Reasons
Young Australians Explanation
|1. Young Australians complain that they can’t get a job……..
|Youth unemployment has rarely been higher|
|2. Young Australians complain about low wages….
|Contract work like Deliveroo and Air Tasker…. deliver 3rd World salaries and conditions in Australia.|
|3. Young Australians complain that they don’t have the experience required for get paid work ……..
|No other group volunteers as much as millennials.|
|4. Young Australians complain about unpaid internships that go on for months…||Interns often do work that could be done by a paid employee.|
Young Australians are at the pointy end of the fourth industrial revolution. You can:
- Create paid opportunities to learn on the job… like apprenticeships??
- Replace unpaid internships with a fair wage.
- Value their unique enthusiasm and ideas.
- Not expect them to be able to earn you money on DAY 1.
THAT is a better solution that takes the onus off the kids to be like Steve Jobs and become a billionaire from their garage.
Refocus on giving kids a fair go. Employability skills don’t trickle down. New employees don’t magically know how to add value to your business.
Be there for them. It’s your turn to give back.