Gen Z and Millennial: private life more important than work
For today’s young people, private life is more important than employment. The meaning of work is essential and not the salary, the loss of work is not scary.
Recent statistics show that younger generations care more about their private life before employment . The sense of a job is more important than the salary, a good environment included is fundamental. Losing your job is no longer a nightmare. The results of the statistics are reported on 800 respondents. 36% of Swiss generation Z (18-24 years) and Millenials (25-36 years) have left their jobs. The reason was that it was not compatible with private life. 67% are ready to terminate their employment contract if it prevents them from enjoying life.
The employer’s values must correspond to those of the young worker. Social and environmental values are essential for choosing an employer. Almost half of young people under 24 want to find equality and diversity in work. If not, then 43% of Gen Z and 39% of Millennials would refuse the job.
Young people are also confident that they will find new jobs quickly after losing their old jobs. 57% of the respondents under the age of 24 recorded this opinion. Among Millennials, the percentage that registers this opinion is over 62%. The change of priorities of today’s young people is not a lack of will in work or loyalty to companies. It’s just that employees value their personal lives a lot more.
- For Gen Z and Millennial, private life matters more than employment (laregione.ch)