Research into the attitudes and working habits of Millennials (born 1980-1999) reveals that 91 percent of professional Millennials consider opportunities for rapid career progression to be the most important aspect of their jobs.
The research was conducted by Robert Walters and surveyed employers and professionals from a range of fields and regions across the UK.
It reveals that the desire for career progression is key to attracting and retaining Millennial employees, as well as keeping them engaged in their current role.
15 percent of employers believe that personalised training programs are a priority for keeping employees engaged. In contrast, 53 percent of Millennials reported that they were disappointed by the lack of training and development provided in a new job.
Andrew Setchell, director at Robert Walters comments:
“Millennial workers have much in common with their older colleagues in terms of how they are motivated and what engages them at work. However, employers risk disconnecting with their Millennial workers if they fail to acknowledge the importance Millennials place on career progression.”
As well as career progression and training, regular formal feedback from their employers was also highly valued with 60 percent saying they would like to receive formal feedback every one to three months. However, only 38 percent reported receiving feedback from their employer, with occurrences of once a year or less.