More to work than pay, say ambitious millennials

Written on 9 September 2014 in News
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With 55 per cent of millennials having a career plan in place that they actively want to progress, and 94 per cent 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

Ambitious millennial workers are seeking more than money from their employers as almost two-thirds (62 per cent) are looking to leave their jobs for reasons other than salary, a new study has revealed.

The research, by online career portal Jobsite, found that 38 per cent of millennials would be prepared to leave their job due to a lack of development opportunities, while almost a third (32 per cent) have chosen one organisation over another based solely on its professional development scheme.

With 55 per cent of millennials having a career plan in place that they actively want to progress, and 94 per cent 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 ‘lazy’ generation, twice as many as non-millennials have a workplace mentor and 38 per cent cite lack of development as being the biggest reason for changing jobs. Meanwhile, despite the assumptions of a lack of respect for authority, 87 per cent 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 per cent 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.”

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