Seriously? 1 In 3 Millenials Would Turn Down A Higher-Paying Job For “Social Media Freedom”
3:00 pm, July 2nd | by Amy Tennery
By the year 2020, nearly half of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of millenials, those of us who were born between roughly 1980 and 2001. This means that you’d better get cracking on learning how to “deal” with us, according to a new report from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Of course, by that point, hopefully there’s enough of us around that you won’t be burdened by our ’90s nostalgia and compulsive tweeting. Hopefully.
So, how do you manage a staff of the Marginally Acceptable Generation? This is painful to write: Offer copious flattery and [*cringe*] open access to our Twitter accounts. The UNC report showed that the 80 percent of millennial employees want constant (positive) feedback, while a third of us would “prioritize social media freedom, device flexibility and work mobility over salary in accepting a job offer.” Because who wouldn’t turn down an extra $5,000 for Facebook access. Right?
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