Millennials expect meaning at work
One of the main reasons why this generation moves jobs so frequently is that they lose contact with a sense of meaning and purpose at work. The explosion of information and rise of technology also means the modern millennial workforce faces more pressure than ever, with people working longer hours and juggling multiple responsibilities at work and at home. Many young professionals are pushing themselves to extremes and feeling overwhelmed by stress as a result. This ‘millennialitis’ is threatening to become an epidemic.
Worryingly, some employers are still failing to realise the support their employees need. More than a third of millennials prioritise workplace wellbeing but only 17% think that their employers do, according to Deloitte’s millennial study. As a result, we are seeing an increase in staff looking for alternative roles to cope with the stress, creating a vicious cycle of disengagement and burnout. Yet, this is an issue that employers can take action to stop.