By 2020, millennials will make up a third of the global workforce. Although this digital generation is said to have high expectations when it comes to work, in the end, they value the things most of us all want in a job.
Millennials are confident in themselves. They value wealth, defined more by experiences than money itself. They view transparency as a standard operating procedure in the workplace and are looking for strong leadership. They want to be treated like entrepreneurs and feel empowered at work.
So where are they looking for jobs and who do they want to work for?
In a study of 23,000 people ages 18 to 35, the 10 most wanted employers were:
The study looked at perceptions of the companies’ cultures, factoring in how employees felt about the leadership, the experiences of women and other underrepresented groups working at the company, how workers felt about their compensation and more.
Netflix, Facebook and Google were the top three companies ranked in terms of overall culture, and LinkedIn CEO Jeff Wiener and Netflix CEO Reid Hastings were the top-rated company leaders.
Facebook and Google were ranked number one and number two for compensation, but LinkedIn got the top spot for perks and other benefits.
While these companies may rank as the most popular right now, there are plenty of others whose values align with expectations and really win big with this generation.
Here are a few other things millennials are looking for in a company/career:
- Investment options
- Ability to prioritize family
- Retirement investment options
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