• 18-APR-2013

  • SOURCE: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Millennial Workers Want Flexibility, Work/Life Balance and Global Opportunities, according to PwC

The Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 1995, seek more workplace flexibility, better balance between their work and home life, and opportunity for overseas assignments as keys to greater job satisfaction, according to the largest, most comprehensive study conducted into the attitudes and behaviors of Gen Y – a two-year undertaking initiated by PwC.

The research both confirmed and dispelled stereotypes about the Millennials who already make up about two-thirds of PwC's global workforce. While younger workers are more tech savvy, globally focused, and willing to share information, the study found they did not feel more entitled or less committed than their older, non-Millennial counterparts, and are willing to work just as hard. The global survey also found that many of the Millennials' attitudes are consistently shared by their more senior colleagues.

PwC's NextGen: A global generational study, which was conducted in conjunction with the University of Southern California and the London Business School, represents the most ambitious research into the millennial generation, or 'Generation Y'. The study included responses from 44,000 employees throughout PwC's global network of professional service firms, with almost one quarter of the responses coming from Millennials. The research, compilation and analysis of its findings took place over two years. Available content includes soundbites and still images of PwC Global leader Dennis Finn.