Millennials In The Workplace: What’s Important To Them
Millennials are those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s, so people aged roughly 15 to 35.
86 million millennials will be in the workplace by 2020 - that's 40% of the total working population.
But how do they think about work and what’s important to them?
We’ve done the research to find the key insights you need to know about millennials.
Let’s take a look at what we found (the results might surprise you)…
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Millennials want work-life balance but that means work-me balance, not work-family balance.
To millennials, work-life balance means enough leisure time for their private life.
Spending time with family is the #1 priority of millennials.
Growing and learning new things is priority #2.
Millennials want transformational leaders who use purpose and excitement to challenge and inspire.
68% of millennials want to learn and improve their leadership skills using online courses.
52% said mentoring is their preferred method to learn about leadership.
58% of millennials believe communication and relationship building are the most important skills of a leader.
70% of millennials hear about new job opportunities from their friends and job boards.
40% of millennials say that becoming a manager or leader is very important to them.
40% of millennials want a manager who empowers employees.
83% of millennials would rather work for a company with fewer layers of management.
64% of millennials say it's a priority for them to make the world a better place.
79% of millennials want to work for a boss that will coach or mentor them.
88% of millennials want a collaborative work culture, not a competitive one.
46% of millennials left their last job because of a lack of growth prospects in their role
Who are the top 10 companies millennials want to work for?
Google PwC Ernst & Young Goldman Sachs KPMG Deloitte Apple Microsoft J.P Morgan . Procter & Gamble
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