What do the millennials prefer?
It is quite natural to think that with the adventurous attitude, restless nature of the millennials should be loving freelancing.
Defying popular belief that millennials are more inclined to take up freelancing than full time employment, a survey by a consulting firm PWC states that the younger lot say that the uncertainty of the work is not appealing to them.
An article published in blog.livecareer.com states that '41 per cent of surveyed young workers expect to freelance during the next 12 months and 53 per cent expect to work independently during the next five years, but about 39 per cent say the uncertainty of the work doesn’t appeal to them.'
Meanwhile it is also found that he older workers are much more interested in working independently contradicting the idea that he older workers appreciate stability and younger workers appreciate freedom. 'In reality, older workers have gained the skills and confidence they need to make it on their own, while their younger counterparts still benefit from structure and security,' the article states.
Millennials are always a subject of being judged for their choices but in reality there aren't any choices at all. They take up any job that comes their way as the millennials face more financial restrictions than their previous generations.
Well all that is said and done no one can predict what the future holds and what will be opportunities for the generation after the millennials.
The study however suggests that hiring managers should turn their attention to a more experienced, skilled and eager age group. 'Managers should recognize that millennials are more interested in full time work, stability, and mutual employer-employee loyalty than stereotypes might suggest,' the article suggests