Millennials, admittedly, have a bad reputation for jumping ship: Entering adulthood on the coattails of the recession made the notion of a 20-year stint at one company feel like the stuff of bygone eras. The oft-cited Deloitte Millennial Survey - an annual survey of 8,000 millennials from more than 30 countries - hammered this statistic home year after year. In fact, just one year ago, sixty four percent of millennials planned to leave their current job by 2020.
But the great dumpster fire that was 2016 changed everything: The Deloitte 2017 Millennial Survey revealed that, in response to 2016's tumultuous changes, millennials are increasingly anxious about their economic and social futures. As a result, we're seeking full-time jobs over freelance, increased personal accountability, and the means to make an impact at a local level by taking social matters into our own hands.
On top of that, a funny thing happened on the way to the Trump Era: Over the past few years, many companies began cultivating millennial-friendly office cultures - and it's starting to pay off. We're not talking ping pong tables and nap pods: Companies started investing in the people-driven values and development priorities of millennials. And, as a result, millennial loyalty is significantly up. As in, only forty-four percent of millennials have plans to leave their current job in the next two years.
So, for those of you who made us feel unironically #blessed and #grateful for our work life, we salute you. Thank you for doing the following: