What do Millennials want?
91% of Millennials consider the opportunity for rapid career progression is one of the most important things about their job, according to the latest Robert Walters whitepaper - 'Attracting and Retaining Millennial Professional'.
Millennial professionals (born 1980 – 1999) want more than just a job, 68% cited a clear path to grow in a role is the most important factor and motivator in keeping employees engaged, reflecting the ambitions of this generation. As a result, employers need to ensure Millennial employees are engaged and satisfied at work.
"Millennial workers feel more at home in a digital workplace than any generation that has come before them. They are used to adapting to new technologies and expect their employer to do the same. When weighing up the cost and benefits of any new systems for their business, employers should remember the potential that such an investment has to attract Millennial professionals.”." says Samantha Gravett, Manager at Robert Walters.
Millennial workers feel more at home in a digital workplace than any generation that has come before them. They are used to adapting to new technologies and expect their employer to do the same.
What keeps Millennials engaged at work?
Another priority for Millennial professionals is finding an employer who embraces technology, with 53% saying they would be more likely to take a job with an employer who used the same technology that they do.
With many of them feeling more at home in a digital workplace than any other generation, remaining open to adopting popular technology and investing in the latest systems and platforms into the workforce can give a powerful edge over competitors in attracting this target market.
A social workplace - an important factor
Millennials were also shown to value a more social workplace, with 30% saying that a social outing with their colleagues was the most important part of their induction at a new job. 75% of Millennials also considered an engaging and fun workplace an important part of their job.
Percentage of professionals that a social induction is important at the start of a new job
"Businesses that neglect the social aspects of their culture, risk alienating Millennial employees. For more traditional businesses this may be particularly challenging, but embracing small changes can serve to show Millennial workers that managers are receptive to new ideas"
About the Robert Walters Insight Series
This whitepaper is the fourth in the Robert Walters Insight Series. The Insight Series is a range of thought-leading whitepapers aimed at assisting employers in their recruitment strategies and helping them to address key talent management issues.
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