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Millennials want new job opportunities with current employer: Report

According to the report, millennials prioritise job security and the opportunity for new challenges and types of work

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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who are known as job hoppers seem to be changing with time with 39% of respondents saying they intend to stay with their current employer for the next few years or longer, says a report.

According to a ManpowerGroup report, millennials, defined as those born between 1980s to early 2000s, prioritise job security and the opportunity for new challenges and types of work.

"want new opportunities with this employer not the next - 39% intend to stay with their current employer for the next few years or longer," the report said.

When asked what the "right" amount of time is to stay in a single role before being promoted or moving to another, about 85% said less than two years and 41% said less than 12 months.

"are used to a faster-paced world and that prefer varied careers that progress more quickly," ManpowerGroup India Group Managing Director A G Rao said.

Around 33% say they would consider leaving their current job due to a lack of appreciation and once they start to look elsewhere other issues like pay, benefits and lack of opportunities become significant too.

Moreover, they are happy to disrupt and be disrupted by new ways of working.

While 74% of working Indian millennials are in full time jobs, 5% say they are open to new ways of working in the future like freelance, gig work or portfolio careers with multiple jobs.

Around 34% Indian millennials are considering self-employment.

"More and more organisations are rising to this challenge of appealing to this set of workforce with a mix of workplace flexibility, HR policies and fun-at-work initiatives that encourage innovation and provide independence and ownership given for each task," Rao added.

The report further noted that millennials are preparing to run "career ultramarathons". Over 39% expect to work past age 65. India rank 16 out of 18 countries surveyed on this criteria.

Around 25% expect to work over the age of 70, and 14% say they will likely work until the day they die.

When it comes to choosing where and how they work, millennials prioritise three things : job security; learning new skills; and money. They also rank holidays and time off, the opportunity for promotion and a flexible working environment as priorities, the report said.

First Published: Tue, May 24 2016. 16:28 IST
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