In their jobs, Millennials want the same things as their predecessors

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Millennials (Gen Y) now make up the largest generational share of the US workforce. While much attention has been paid to how radically different this generation is from its predecessors, there is evidence to suggest the debate may be overblown.

Close inspection of the underlying values of Millennials and their predecessors demonstrates a surprising finding: across generations, everyone switches jobs for essentially the same reasons and in similar proportions. When surveyed about broader career goals, the trend continues. It would seem that employees, regardless of age, wants essentially the same thing. Companies looking to attract and retain the best talent need to engage every employee to stay ahead.

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