Millennials have certainly earned a reputation for flaking on commitments and being chronic job-hoppers.
But instead of condemning them, perhaps it's more important to explore the exact reasons why they're so prone to leaving their jobs in the first place.
It's not necessarily a misconception that millennials, both men and women, care about work-life balance and finding a sense of purpose and meaning in their work—after all, that may be one of the largest held millennial stereotypes of all time.
But a new study from ICDE shows that these assumptions might actually be more incorrect than most thought, especially when it comes to what women favor over men and vice-versa.
Here are average millennial salaries across the US:
The most surprising find from the study was that millennial women prioritize pay as their number one incentive for jumping jobs (65 percent of respondents), whereas the number one reason men will leave is that they don't feel as though their current company offers enough opportunities for learning development.
Though men saw higher pay as a top reason to jump from their jobs, it wasn't the top factor that would make them want to leave to go elsewhere.
Both men and women tied on their rankings for their top three and four reasons for wanting to leave a job, those being "The work here is not as interesting and meaningful as I would like" and "There is not a fair balance between how hard I work and the compensation I receive," respectively.
Women included the notion of wanting to spend more time with their family as a top five reason for job-hopping, which was absent on the men's list.
Men also included the feeling of not fitting in with co-workers on their top five, whereas women did not.
For the full study, visit here.
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