Millennial Employees Want Facebook and Flexibility
Posted On January 10, 2012
Millennials are reshaping the workplace with their numbers and their values. A recent Time analysis of recent studies of the Millennial workforce provides a glimpse of the ways that it will change the way we work.
For starters, the world’s workforce will be majority-Millennial in just a few years. As soon as next year, the majority of employees at companies such as Ernst and Young will be members of the Millennial generation. And according to one estimate, by 2025, three quarters of the world’s workforce will be Millennials.
Along with their numbers, Millennials are bringing their values with them to the workplace. Chief among those values is flexibility. Millennials eschew the typical 9-to-5 workday and want to have some say over where and when they work. In fact, 37% of them say they would accept lower pay in exchange for greater flexibility in work hours. On the flip side, Millennials are more likely to stay connected with work wherever they are through the communication technology that they embrace.
And speaking of staying connected, Millennials want to be able to stay plugged in to their social networks even when at work. According to one survey, the majority of Millennials rank the freedom to Facebook at work above higher salaries when evaluating a job offer!