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The Truth About Millennials

THE TRUTH ABOUT Millennials The standard rub against millennials is that they aren't street-sawvy, they need to be coddled, they're naive and have a profound sense of entitlement. But is it really accurate? Millennials defined Born 1976 1982 2003 2012 Common complaints about millennials They are comfortable with change They are rarely satisfied They feel entitled "I need MORE." "It's about ME." They expect to be praised for every small accomplishment They have little tolerance for entry-level tasks 101 201 But the TRUTH is... Millennials' attitudes are more positive than Gen Xers' or boomers'. Millennials rate the following significantly higher than their generational counterparts: Satisfaction Company Satisfaction Satisfaction with Job Opportunity for Growth Manager Satisfaction with Recognition Security And it's really about AGE-NOT GENERATION Intent to Leave Current Organization Millennials 33% Age 27 in 2009 Gen Xers 18% Age 46 in 2009 Gen Xers 31% Age 27 1990 The REALITY is... Millennials often stand on common ground with older counterparts... ..and sometimes, they turn out to be better employees. For the full report, visit:

The Truth About Millennials

shared by Kenexa on Jun 07
Turns out Millennials are not so different from young folks of times past, and when they are different they tend to be more positive…at least in terms of their work attitudes.



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