Mentoring Has A Direct Impact On Employee Productivity

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —53% of employees said that a mentoring relationship would help them become a better and more productive contributor to their company. —42% of employees aid that a mentoring relationship  would help them be more confident and 41% said they would become […]

Managers Open To Employees Leaving For Other Opportunities

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —44% of managers, and 42% of employees, said that it’s most reasonable to leave their company if another opportunity comes along. —19% of managers said that  it’s most reasonable to leave their company if employees feel that they are not getting […]

Managers Choose Soft Skills Over Hard Skills

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —61% of managers and 65% of employees believe that soft skills are the most important when evaluating an employees performance. —32% of managers and 28% of employees believe hard skills are the most important. —7% of managers and 7% of employees […]

Managers Are At Fault For Millennial Workplace Discrimination

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —Employees feel that their managers have experience (59%), wisdom (41%) and are willing to mentor them (33%). —Managers feel that Gen Y employees have unrealistic salary/compensation expectations (51%), a poor work ethic (47%), and are easily distracted (46%). —Recommendations: —Managers should […]

A Managers Endorsement Carries A Lot of Career Weight

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —For managers, 37% say their own endorsement, 20% say a co-workers endorsement, and 18% say an executives endorsement. —For employees, 51% say their managers endorsement, 17% say an executives endorsement, and 11% say a clients/customers endorsement. —Recommendations: —A direct line managers […]

Social Media Expertise Is Not Seen As Important To Most Managers

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —16% of managers and 17% of employees view using social media profiles to actively contribute to online industry conversations as either very important or extremely important. —12% of managers and 17% of employees view using social media profiles to build a […]

Managers Have The Most Difficulty Finding Those With Leadership Skills

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —When recruiting, managers find that candidates with leadership ability (34%), strategic thinking and analytical skills (32%), communication skills (28%) and industry knowledge (28%) are either hard or next to impossible to find. —Candidates who can work virtually (19%), are digital savvy […]

Managers Willing To Support An Employee’s Activities Outside The Office

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —63% of managers are very willing or extremely willing to support an employee’s professional related activities outside of the office, but fewer than half of employees (41%) are very interested or extremely interested in pursuing them. —Recommendations: —Smart managers see that […]

Managers Willing To Support An Employee’s Lateral Career Moves

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —Managers (73%) are very willing or extremely willing to support employees who want to move within the corporation but fewer than half of employees surveyed (48%) are either very interested or extremely interested in making the move. —Recommendations: —Employees are hesitant […]

Managers Are Looking To Hire And Promote Experts

—Geography: United States —Research Source: Millennial Branding & American Express —Date: September 2013 —Findings: —65% of managers and 66% of employees say that in order to advance at work, it’s either important or very important to be a subject matter expert. —Recommendations: —Have training programs to support your employees in their development of specialty skills […]