Millennials Want Jobs to Be Development Opportunities

The results from a recent Gallup survey show that millennials fundamentally think about jobs as opportunities to learn and grow. Their strong desire for development is, perhaps, the greatest differentiator between them and all other generations in the workplace.

Gallup’s latest report, How Millennials Want to Work and Live, reveals that 59% of millennials say opportunities to learn and grow are extremely important to them when applying for a job. Comparatively, 44% of Gen Xers and 41% of baby boomers say the same about these types of opportunities. Millennials assign the most importance to this job attribute, representing the greatest difference between what this generation values in a new job and what other generations value.

Millennials care deeply about their development when looking for jobs and — naturally — in their current roles. An impressive 87% of millennials rate “professional or career growth and development opportunities” as important to them in a job — far more than the 69% of non-millennials who say the same.

Go to Gallup.com to read the full summary of the survey.

Survey Highlights:

  • Development is a top factor in retaining millennials
  • Millennials value development more than other generations do
  • A majority of millennials are not getting opportunities to learn

 

 

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