KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Beyond.com, The Career Network focused on helping people grow and succeed professionally, today announced findings from a national survey conducted among 6,000 job seekers and veteran HR professionals, finding that Millennials (Generation-Y) have a pretty serious image problem.
According to the Beyond.com survey, while over 84% of Millennial job seekers (age 19-26) are optimistic about finding employment, there are substantial differences in how they view themselves and how HR Professionals perceive them in a variety of categories, including: work ethic, leadership skill, and technological expertise, among others. Most strikingly was the issue of loyalty, where only 1% of HR Professionals felt Millennials would remain faithful to their employer over the long-term. By contrast, 82% of Milliennials self-identified as loyal – underlining the chasm that exists between younger job seekers and HR Professionals that tend to be from later generations.
Some other conflicting viewpoints from the survey included:Are Millennials Tech-Savvy?
- 86% of HR professionals said yes
- While only 35% of Millennials felt they were tech-savvy
- 60% of Millennials thought they would work well with a team
- But 22% of HR professionals believed Millennials would make good team players
- 65% of Millennials responded that they relate well to others
- 14% of HR Professionals thought that Millennials were strong communicators
- 86% of Millennials identified themselves as hard workers
- 11% of HR professionals thought Millennials would work hard
- 40% of Millennials identified themselves as leaders
- Only 9% of HR professionals believed that age group had the ability to lead
- 82% of Millennials self-identified as being loyal to an employer
- A mere 1% of HR professionals believed Millennials to be loyal to an employer