More to work than pay say ambitious Millennials
The research, by leading online career portal Jobsite, found that 38% of Millennials would be prepared to leave their job due to to a lack of development opportunities, while almost a third (32%) have chosen one organisation over another based soley on its professional development scheme.
With 55% of Millennials having a career plan in place that they actively want to progress and 94% stating their career path was a priority for them, Jobsite wants to help Millennials find job satisfaction while helping employers to attract and retain the best talent. To do this, Jobsite is offering help and advice in order to future proof UK businesses and help make the younger generation safe for work.
Although Millennials are often labelled the & lsquo;lazy’ generation, twice as many as non-Millennials have a workplace mentor and 38% cite lack of development as being the biggest reason for changing jobs. Meanwhile, despite the assumptions of a lack of respect for authority, 87% of Millennials believe they get along with their manager.
Sophie Relf, Marketing Director of Jobsite said “The attitude of Millennial workers is very different to what people might expect. With 23% planning to work for as long as they physically can, they are looking for more and more from their employers. With our help and advice, we want to equip Millennials with the skills they need to secure their perfect job and help businesses to adapt and not underestimate the needs of this important generation of workers.”