Researchers at Realized Worth, which helps companies engage employees in volunteer work, say Millennials seek jobs that offer them good salaries, flexibility, meaningful work and a chance to contribute to society. Here’s what they want:
Flexibility: The 9-to-5 work culture doesn’t appeal to twentysomethings. It doesn’t let them be creative or chase out change. They believe it stifles their ability to balance their careers with their personal lives.
Meaning: Not only do Millennials crave work that will make an impact, they want to contribute to the company’s planning and strategies. High on their list: jobs that allow them time to volunteer and give back to their communities.
Contribution: Young employees say they want their bosses to listen to their ideas about how to improve the workplace. Many of them are looking for jobs at companies whose values align with their own.