How experience changes Millennials

How experience changes Millennials


We look in-depth at how age and gender influence Millennial attitudes to work.

In this instalment, we look more closely at older versus younger Millennials. How do Millennials change with a few years of work behind them? Are they more or less secure about their career prospects?
Also, we examine the contrasting attitudes of men and women related to work-life balance and career goals.

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We undertook a global study of Millennials because we wanted to investigate what has become conventional wisdom about this digital-savvy generation (stereotypes such as Millennials’expectation of advancing rapidly in their careers, or Millennials’ greater focus on work-life balance than their older colleagues).
Even more, we wondered to what degree these statements applied across different regions of the globe. In this sixth eBook of a series, we take it a step further, looking at differences by age and gende within the Millennial cohort.
Plenty of talent-focused studies have looked at differences between generations such as Boomers, Generation X and Millennials. In this report, we’ll focus on Millennials of course, but we will look at segments within the Millennial cohort—and the implications for employers.
Younger Millennials are for this purpose defined as those born between 1990 and 1996, while older Millennials are born between 1984 and 1989. For example, how do Millennials at different life stages (e.g. university aged versus those starting young families) think differently about their careers and work-life balance?
In this report we’ll also examine how Millennial attitudes differ between men and women, and whether employers should address these differences in the workplace.