Millennials’ Values Drive Job Choices

In Industry News, Recruiting Millennials by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments

Millennials will refuse or resign from jobs if company values do not match their own, particularly on the issue of sustainability, finds a new study by Rubbermaid and Lightspeed.  

Here are some key points:

  • About 10% of Millennials would quit their jobs if they discovered their employer was not sustainable
  • More than 80% of Millennials seek out opportunities to improve sustainability in their companies
  • Nearly two-thirds would recycle at work more often if provided the proper receptacles, while only 55% of Gen X and 58% of Baby Boomers report they’d do the same

As the largest demographic in the workforce, the amount of weight that millennials pull is enormous. Employers may have to implement a value-driven model for their businesses, particularly on sustainability, if they want to draw from the widest pool of top talent. Recruiters can get a head start on this by profiling both employers and candidates on their values in order to find good matches.

Source: Environmental Leader, Millennials to Employers: ‘We’re Powerful & We Expect Sustainability’

 

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