In the workforce many people are either unsatisfied, distant, or simply uninterested in their work. Whether it be the location of their place of employment, their boss or overhead, or even just the job itself, it has been noted that millennials are the ones who job hop the most.
Millennials are most likely to look for and change jobs. According to a recent study from Gallup, a data driven news company based on U.S world polls, daily tracking and public opinion research, millennials are the generation of change and satisfaction. When it comes to employment we demand the need to have a purpose, development, and most of all we want our jobs to represent our lives.
It is often asked “Are millennials really different?” It is very apparent and obvious that, yes, we are very different. We live for purpose, we read and learn not just to know things, but for understanding. We are building a horizon that is in depth and only hosts those that are in tune. According to Gallup, millennials have a lack of attachment to institutions and traditions. This lack of connection results in the frequent search for something new.
Are millennials really different?” It is very apparent and obvious that, yes, we are very different
Millennials are more open to the world, and the ideas of it. We move in ways that produce meaningful endeavors. So, when it comes to occupation, it is not only the check that drives us. It is the mission and purpose of the organization in which we engage and interact with. Although money is the motive, it is not the only thing that drives us when we are searching for the right job.
As I mentioned before, millennials tend to learn in a different way. You will find that many individuals learn only to use it towards their objective, and only for that purpose. Millennials, on the other hand, learn and read for understanding. When companies hire us, to be instructed by a boss is simply not enough. We want to learn and grow. We want coaches. Having a relationship with a trusted adviser, or a mentor if you will, gives us hope, confidence and inspiration.
Last but not least, we value our jobs. We value the benefits and opportunities that may come with it, but most of all millennials value life. Our place of employment, the people we encounter on a daily basis and the impact that the job has, all contribute to the fundamentals of our life. A job is not just clocking in or dealing with customers, or answering to the CEO or boss. A job has now become a factor of our lives.
Millennials want to be physically and emotionally tied to their job. In addition to that, we want to live a purposeful and meaningful life. Millennials struggle to find good jobs that engage them. According to Gallup, millennials have the highest rate of unemployment and those that are employed and engaged only include 29%. That is less than half of the millennial population.
This new generation is what I like to call the “It” generation. We are expected to make memorable and monumental change in the world. Businessmen and executives all over the U.S are battling with ways to keep us around in the workforce. We are a generation that demands change, and will settle for nothing less.
Our beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors are constantly being studied by those who are affected by it for example, food companies, fashion industries, and of course employers. If you spend an average 8 hours a day, 5 times a week, 52 weeks in a year dedicating your time and energy to an employer, wouldn’t you want it to contribute to your well-being in the long run?
Millennial Magic !