1. Millennials care more than non-Millennials about making positive changes in the world through their work.
The truth is that just about one-fifth of Millennials and non-Millennials alike cite making a positive difference as important to their job satisfaction.
2. Achieving work/life balance is important to Millennials.
31 percent of non-Millennials say work/life balance is more important versus only 29 percent of Millennials.
3. Finding personal meaning in their work is important to Millennials
The actual research tells us that finding personal meaning is slightly more important to non-Millennials (18 percent) than Millennials (14 percent).
4. Meeting income goals is less important to Millennials as long as they are learning and growing.
This simply is not true. As most people will tell you, meeting career and income goals is most important. In fact, 35 percent of Millennials cite meeting career goals as the most important job goal.
5. Millennials are more likely to plan on leaving a job in the short-term.
This research showed that Millennials are no different than non-Millennials in the potential of leaving a their job within six months. Research also showed that women are much more likely to leave a job than their male counterparts. What employers should be gleaning from this research is not to base job satisfaction, or the propensity to leave a position on age alone.
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