More than one-third of 400 HR pros surveyed annually by the Center for Professional Excellence say that professionalism among recent college grad hires has decreased in the past five years.
Nearly 45% say young employees’ work ethic has worsened and 52% say new employees more often arrive at the office with an air of entitlement.
Researchers say new hires appear to be taking cues from friends, rather than experienced co-workers. As the survey’s author told The Wall Street Journal, “Acceptable behavior among peers is not necessarily acceptable among co-workers and superiors.”
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