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Travel Drives Millennials in the Workforce

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | October 07, 2016

Travel Drives Millennials in the Workforce

PHOTO: Millennials are motivated by travel. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

There’s no greater motivator for millennials than the opportunity to travel finds a survey by Results of the survey were the subject of a recent article in the St. Louis Post Dispatch, saying that millennials work to travel. 

“The ability to travel is nearly as essential a work motivator as food and shelter, millennials told surveyors recently. It’s a result that employers should consider carefully,” notes the paper. 

Travel was the second-most important thing to Millennial workers. 

“Fully 70 percent of millennials identified the desire to travel as a primary reason to work, second only to paying for basic necessities (88 percent),” FlexJobs said in the report.

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For companies looking to recruit millennial workers, this is important to note. 

“Since millennials are now the largest generation in the U.S. labor workforce, it’s critical that companies pay attention to how, where and when they work best,” said Sara Sutton Fell, founder and CEO of FlexJobs.

Another key component for millennials in the workforce is flexibility. 

“Millennials said they would be more loyal to their employers if they had flexible work options and nearly a quarter would be willing to work more hours,” Sutton Fell said. “So offering millennials work flexibility isn’t just a strategy to avoid negative consequences like losing talent — employers have a lot to gain by modifying their strict, traditional, office-based model of working.”

For more information on what else drives millennials in the workforce, read on here


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