NASHUA, N.H. – June 5, 2019 – According to a new research report, 75% of millennials believe that frequently changing jobs – a trait that has been broadly frowned upon by employers – helped advance their careers. The finding is part of the 2019 Millennial Manager Workplace Survey released today by Akumina, the employee experience platform (EXP) powering personalized digital employee experiences. The company polled more than 1,000 mid- to executive-level managers between the ages of 18-36 years old to gain insights into the realities of millennial managers’ career journeys, workplace needs, and technology preferences.
Millennial workplace loyalty has long been a hot topic of debate, leading many to believe the generation is flippant towards work and virtually unmanageable. While the data supports the stereotype that millennials move jobs frequently (40% of respondents have had four or more jobs since graduating high school or college), the report provides a more pragmatic view into the group’s job hopping. The research shows that millennials’ strategy is paying dividends as only 10% of respondents felt they were underemployed.
“Millennials are both the largest demographic in the workforce and the most misunderstood,” said David Maffei, president of Akumina. “Our data shows many of the negative stereotypes associated with this group either lack context or are outright wrong. Businesses need to avoid operating under outdated notions and instead align their workplaces to the psychological and technological needs of millennials who are taking on senior roles and driving business success.”
Key themes and select results from the survey include:
Millennials aren’t afraid to use tech to optimize productivity – Rather than being overwhelmed by new tools or questioning the validity of emerging technologies, millennial managers – both men and women equally – are embracing technology and using it to be more productive.
Millennial managers are willing to pay their dues – Survey respondents demonstrated a clear understanding of growing into a role.
Millennials’ high-touch needs are reflected in their management style – Millennials have made their desire for personal feedback and deep connections with their managers a core component to their management style.
To download the full report, please go to www.akumina.com/millennialreport.
Akumina is the employee experience platform that empowers global enterprises to quickly create personalized digital experiences that help every employee in every role work smarter, not harder. By offering a customizable, brandable and multilingual platform that seamlessly integrates with leading enterprise cloud applications, Akumina delivers a contextual, collaborative and engaging workplace experience to every user on any device. Akumina’s customers include Big Lots, GlaxoSmithKline, MetLife, the Boston Red Sox and the United States Department of Defense. To learn more visit www.akumina.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
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