Young People More Likely to Move Job
A new survey has revealed that whilst young people are more likely to be satisfied at work, they are also more likely to jump ship should a better opportunity come along.
What's Working, a global survey conducted by Mercer, asked over 30,000 people from 17 countries their opinion on working life. The study revealed that whilst younger people in each of the nations included in the survey were generally happier at work than their older peers, they were also more likely to leave their present employer.
Michael Burniston from Mercer said “This pattern of higher satisfaction among younger workers held true for many other key issues addressed in our survey, including pay, performance management and careers, making their desire to leave their organizations all the more at odds with traditional views of loyalty, retention and engagement.”
The research comes hot on the heels of similar research by JB Associates. Their study of 25,000 people from around the world suggested that young people are in fact reluctant to undergo change in the workplace.
John Blackwell from JB Associates said "A universal desire among employees of all ages and nationalities is for a good career, with prospects, at a socially responsible company, working with managers and colleagues they respect, with a strong sense of duty towards their role and employer".
"Traditional values, such as duty and career prospects, are as equally germane for those born in the 1990s as those born in the 1950s."