Three in ten millennials have already clocked up five or more jobs

Three in ten millennials have already clocked up five or more jobs

A poll of more than 2,000 UK workers, undertaken by Tempo, found that 28% of people aged between 18-34 have already had more than five jobs. The average millennial has already had 3.4 jobs, compared to 5.9 for those in the 55+ age bracket. Northern Ireland was the region where employees had the most job moves, with 16% of respondents having had ten jobs or more.

Further reinforcing their reputation for learning and progression, the research found that over half of millennials (52%) say that they plan to move jobs within two years, and over a third (34%) within the next twelve months.

Millennials are not just seeking new jobs, but multi-disciplined, diverse careers. The research found that two-thirds of under-35s (64%) want to move sectors, compared to just 39% of those between 35-55.

Ben Chatfield, CEO and Co-Founder at Tempo, said “Employers have found it notoriously difficult to understand millennials and their outlook on work. As a consequence, they have struggled to meet their needs.  This generation has a different appetite for learning and self-improvement. They don't see a portfolio career as "job hopping" as older generations might. Instead, change an opportunity to develop key skills and try something new.”

“There are multiple advantages to have a diverse job background. People who embrace variety are more adaptable, likely to have a range of soft skills, and a wider pool of professional contacts. Employers must realise the opportunity they present and do more to attract them. This means creating a recruitment system that supports a flexible employment structure and enables them to hire at speed,”

Thursday, 24 January 2019

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