Millennials Struggle With Professional Networking

Geography: Global Research Source: LinkedIn Date: August 2017 Findings: 71% of millennials agree that staying in touch with their professional network is an effective way to build and nurture relationships. 43% of millennials find it difficult, compared to 31% of those older than 45. 55% of millennials reach out to their network when they’re starting to think about their […]

Millennials Yearn For Financial Stability

Geography: United States Research Source: Voya Financial’s Annuities and Individual Life Date: July 2017 Findings: 56% of Millennials surveyed said they would opt to save their financial security over smartphones, cars or vacations. 20% of Boomers chose to keep their smartphone over financial security. While the majority (53%) of Americans prioritize financial security, on average, 45% of Americans preferred the […]

Lifetime Job Security: A Millennial Dream In Japan

Geography: Japan Research Source: Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training Date: July 2017 Findings: Young Japanese today face the best job market in a generation, with unemployment at a two-decade low of 2.8%. Last year only 6.9% of young Japanese, those aged 25 to 34, switched jobs. Among those in their 20s, 55% agreed with the idea of […]

The Workplace Culture College Students Crave

Geography: United States Research Source: LendEDU Date: July 2017 Findings: In a poll of over 3,500 college students: 62% said they would prefer to work in a “collaborative” work environment. 38% said they would rather be a part of a “competitive” atmosphere. 52% were in favor of working at a job with less job security, but more benefits. […]

Workplace Attire Trends And Uncertainties

Geography: United States Research Source: OfficeTeam Date: July 2017 Findings: More men (54%) prefer formal attire than women (30%). Workers ages 18 to 34 have the greatest preference for formal dress codes (56%). 16% of respondents prefer very formal work attire (suit and tie). 28% prefer somewhat formal work attire (dress slacks or skirt, with button-down shirt). 36% prefer […]

Fostering Millennial Engagement In The Workplace

Geography: United States Research Source: Gallup Date: July 2017 Findings:  21% of millennials — more than three times the number of non-millennials — switched jobs in the last year. Gallup finds that only 29% of millennials are engaged at work. 59% of Millennials, compared with 44% of Gen Xers and 41% of baby boomers, say opportunities to learn […]

What Candidates And Recruiters Expect For Entry Level Positions

Geography: United States Research Source: iCIMS Class of 2017 Job Outlook Report Date: July 2017 Findings:  81% of recruiters say they screen out entry-level candidates because they do not have a college degree. The majority of college seniors (88%) and recruiters (87%) agreed that a four-year college degree would make an entry-level job seeker instantly competitive in the current […]

Social Media May Be Killing More Than Time

Geography: United States Research Source:  Qualtrics and Accel Date: July 2017 Findings:  42% of millennial respondents said they hadn’t lasted five hours without checking their feeds. Just over one-quarter (26%) of Gen Xers hadn’t gone five hours without social media, while 29% of baby boomers said the same. Recommendations: What device comes with you more places than you best friend? […]

Companies Offering Student Loan Aid To Attract Talent

Geography: United States Research Source:  Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. Date: July 2017 Findings:  Nearly 73% of employers plan to offer student loan assistance to attract and recruit young talent. The average student loan borrower from the class of 2016 faces about $37,172 in debt according to Forbes. 33% of companies reported their workforce is currently comprised of between […]

Millennials Keep More Resolutions Than Any Other Generation

Geography: United States Research Source:  Leadership IQ Date: July 2017 Findings:  In 2015, 94% of millennials reported making personal improvement commitments(compared with 84% of Boomers and 81% of Gen Xers). 28% of millennials think their communication skills are better than their peers’ (in contrast to 42% of 50-year-olds who think so). Only 35% of Millennials think their writing […]