Millennials Are a Double-Edged Sword for HR: The Most Common and the Hardest Employees to Engage
Mar22

Millennials Are a Double-Edged Sword for HR: The Most Common and the Hardest Employees to Engage

It’s predicted that, by 2020, millennials will make up 35 percent of the global workforce. Clearly, they are an important demographic for businesses to recruit, motivate, engage and retain. But according to the “Technology’s Role in Managing & Retaining Employees” research study released by Speakap, millennials are a double-edged sword for HR professionals – they are the most common and the...

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Millennials more motivated by pay than a job with a ‘mission’
Mar14

Millennials more motivated by pay than a job with a ‘mission’

45% of Millennials cite money as their primary motivator in the workplace, suggesting they are more motivated by cash than believedIn contrast, only 12% said they are motivated because they like their company and feel they’re on the same mission   The standard mantra is that Millennials are moremotivated by making an impact at work than previous generations. However, according to a new study from Automatic Data Processing (ADP),...

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Moving on up: management apprenticeships improve performance, drive up productivity and boost social mobility
Mar06

Moving on up: management apprenticeships improve performance, drive up productivity and boost social mobility

On National Apprenticeship Week 2019, CMI’s latest research with just under 600 management apprentices shows that management apprenticeships are confidently blazing a trail in workplaces across the UK. In response to our survey, 92% of management apprentices said their management apprenticeship is making them more productive at work, and 89% respectively said the apprenticeship was benefiting their employers or enhancing their...

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Millennials are increasingly more challenging to work with, as differences between generations creates conflict in the workplace
Mar06

Millennials are increasingly more challenging to work with, as differences between generations creates conflict in the workplace

Millennials have been dubbed the most ‘impatient generation’ in the workplace, with over 90% wanting ‘rapid career progression.’ Almost 70% of employers believe that this level of ambition and desire is the leading cause of conflict between generations – with a third of Generation X (34%) and a quarter of Baby Boomers (24%) and Millennials (24%) agreeing with this. The findings come from a Robert Walters whitepaper, which surveyed...

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Millennials on the move: three in ten have already clocked up five or more jobs
Feb04

Millennials on the move: three in ten have already clocked up five or more jobs

The job for life is well and truly over, with three in ten millennials having clocked up five or more jobs in their career so far, new research from Tempo reveals. The poll of more than 2,000 UK workers found that 28 per cent of people aged between 18-34 have already had more than five jobs. The average millennial has already had 3.4 jobs, compared to 5.9 for those in the 55+ age bracket. Northern Ireland was the region...

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More than two thirds of students and graduates say they are not completely mentally healthy, according to new survey from CMHA
Oct25

More than two thirds of students and graduates say they are not completely mentally healthy, according to new survey from CMHA

A new report from the City Mental Health Alliance (CMHA) has revealed worrying stats about the mental health of students and graduates in the UK. CMHA, an alliance of 24 City businesses which aim to create mentally healthy workplaces, has identified the need for business to do more to support early careers jobseekers who are entering the workforce for the first time.     Of the 519 UK graduates and students surveyed planning...

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Generational divide as millennials look to avoid human interaction
Oct02

Generational divide as millennials look to avoid human interaction

Millennials plan to use robots to avoid human interaction at work, as revealed by research commissioned by ABBYY®, a global provider of content intelligence solutions and services.   The research, of 1,200 employees in the UK, found that 17% of 18-34 year olds hate speaking to customers, yet only 4% of over 55s felt the same. What’s more, 1 in 10 (10%) of 18-34 year olds would delegate speaking to customers to robots, again...

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4 in 5 Graduates Say Their Gap Year Made Them More Employable
Sep25

4 in 5 Graduates Say Their Gap Year Made Them More Employable

The gap year has gone from a rare occurrence to a popular choice for university students. The increasing number of students deciding to go on a gap year before university could be based on various things, from increasing tuition fees to the fact that taking a break after school has become more widely known and accepted. Recent reports from Fresh Student Living show that some 230,000 18-25-year-olds take a gap year annually, and the...

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A digital offer millennials can’t resist
Sep25

A digital offer millennials can’t resist

Guest Blog By Maria Dillon, Senior HR EMEA Manager at DocuSign   It is predicted that millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce by 2020. With the majority of these young professionals embarking on their careers straight out of university and apprenticeship programmes, they are ambitious, digitally-savvy and keen to move up the corporate ladder fast. That said, it’s important to remember that everyone is an...

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Move-over Millennials – Gen-Z are here to stay, well, for a bit anyway…
Sep20

Move-over Millennials – Gen-Z are here to stay, well, for a bit anyway…

One year on from the first Gen Z-ers entering the workforce, there has been much reported on this demographic’s predisposition for job-hopping. Graduate jobs board Milkround surveyed this year’s graduates to understand whether the perception is valid.   The research revealed Gen Z are not looking for a job for life, with 55% planning on staying in their first role for less than 2 years. However, they are ambitious and have high...

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A disproportionate number of young people are unemployed, but work placements help many to start careers
Sep17

A disproportionate number of young people are unemployed, but work placements help many to start careers

Through Movement to Work over 70,000 work placements have been completed, with over 50% of young people not previously in education, employment or training progressing into jobs, apprenticeships or returning to education.   Hundreds of thousands of young people are unemployed, far more than in other age groups. Many are trapped in a ‘no-experience, no job’ cycle. Around 800,000 are not in employment, education or training. And amongst...

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‘Gen Z’ and Millenials Turning Backs On Biggest Employment Opportunities
Sep05

‘Gen Z’ and Millenials Turning Backs On Biggest Employment Opportunities

Those leaving education and looking for work may be missing out on potential employment opportunities simply by failing to consider Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the advantages they offer, new research from Santander UK reveals.   Just a third (35%) of Generation Z and Millennials1 leaving full time education, whether that be school, college or university, say they wish to work for an SME. An even smaller proportion, just...

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Ambitious parents encourage students to take a closer look at apprenticeships
Aug28

Ambitious parents encourage students to take a closer look at apprenticeships

A survey of parents of 11-18 year olds commissioned by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the professional body for management and leadership, has found that parents are moving away from encouraging their children to take the traditional university route in favour of apprenticeships.   As A-Level students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collect their results this Thursday, CMI’s survey of over 1,000 parents reveals that...

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Beyond Brexit: Top Young Talent Demands Investment In The Workplace
Jul18

Beyond Brexit: Top Young Talent Demands Investment In The Workplace

More than a quarter of British workers (27%) say Brexit has already had a negative impact on their company with one in six (16%) claiming Brexit uncertainty has seen their company reduce its investment in the workplace. The new survey from leading workplace consultants, Peldon Rose, also reveals however that over a third (39%) of Millennials (25-34 years olds) will consider changing jobs if their company decreases workplace spending,...

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Millennials Look Long-Haul for Work
Jul06

Millennials Look Long-Haul for Work

Feeling homesick? That doesn’t seem to be a problem for millennials, as new research from mobile current account Monese has found that 81% of the generation would relocate up to 4,000 miles in the pursuit of work, saying sayonara to an office in the UK and taking up post in North America.   Embracing the digital nomad culture and breaking free from the traditional 9-5 office routine, it appears young Brits are keen to broaden...

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