Generation Y Taking Charge
Huffington Post, with the help of some infographics from UNC, recently identified the key traits of millennials that may prove to be of value to an employer.
Huffington Post, with the help of some infographics from UNC, recently identified the key traits of millennials that may prove to be of value to an employer. With a population of 80 million, millennials are strong in number and even stronger in the workforce.
- Millennials, otherwise known as Generation Y, were born between 1976 and 2001. The oldest Millennial is 36 years old, and most likely, extremely successful, as most millennials tend to possess the traits and characteristics that make leaders in the marketplace. In fact, by 2020, it is estimated that nearly half, 46% of workers will be millennials, dominating the workforce.
- As the most diverse generation that has yet to come, they are situated in the mind state of the other. They value the ability to create and maintain friendships in their place of employment and seek to have others’ respect within their work field.
- They are also forward-thinkers. When considering a new career, millennials pay attention to the opportunity for career progression and personal development as a professional. More than half of all millennials, consider these aspects of a career to be of most importance.
- They’re no goons, either. Millennials have been affected, directly and indirectly, by the shift in the economy and 92% of surveyed people felt that entrepreneurship education was extremely important in the new economy!
Millennials are all throughout the current education system, the youngest millennial being 11 years old, and in the sixth or seventh grade. Given the statistical potential of millennial traits, it is no wonder that testing scores are rising and college enrollment skyrocketing compared to previous generations. By paying attention to the millennials of today, and giving them the best education opportunities available, we can attain the most beneficial leaders for the future.
Check out Huffington Post’s article to see the awesome infographic UNC developed.
Published July 06, 2012