What Millennials Want

Millennials (generally described as individuals born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s) are becoming a larger percentage of the workforce and their distinct needs and preferences are important for employers to consider. 

According to “How to Accommodate Millennials as Workplace Demographics Shift” by Scott Scanlon, by 2020, 40% of the overall workforce will be Millennials. They are a generation that does not hesitate to switch jobs, prioritizes job situation over money and strives for “work-life integration” even more than work-life balance.

The most important perk to Millennials is flexibility. This includes flexibility in where they work, how they work and when they work. They are used to technology and feel strongly that working remotely is efficient and should be utilized more often.

Increased equality of responsibilities at home also affects workplace preferences. Workers of this generation expect robust paternity leave programs as well as maternity leave. As they become parents they also seek opportunities to reduce travel. Adequate Paid Time Off that doesn’t take years to earn is also of interest.

Finally, Millennials are committed to the idea of “work-life integration.” They want the values, interests and priorities of their personal life to overlap with the values and interests of the work they do.

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The Deloitte Millennial Survey 2017 is available online here.