Like most employees, your youngest staff members rank flexible work hours and telework high on their lists of perks that improve productivity and boost morale. Even with flexibility, though, they’re not willing to log the long hours that their baby boomer and Generation X colleagues did when they were young.
The sacrifice to their personal lives just isn’t worth the promise of a brighter future to employees born between 1980 and 1995, say the authors of a two-year study of 44,000 employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers, the multinational consulting and professional services firm.
Organizations that recognize that “seismic change” in the attitudes of the youngest workforce cohort will be better able to retain them, notes Terri McClements, PwC’s U.S. human capital leader—at least until they pack up and head to their next opportunities, another inevitability identified in the PwC study.
“The Millennial generation is pushing organiz...(register to read more)