Recently, younger workers aged 16-34 have been causing all kinds of good and bad conundrums in the workplace. According to global consulting firm Mercer, employees in this cohort are much more likely to be considering an exit from their workplace than their older colleagues.
The findings came from Mercer’s “What’s Working” study, a survey of nearly 30,000 workers in 17 geographic markets conducted during the fourth quarter of 2010 through the second quarter of 2011.
Asked if they were seriously considering leaving their organisation at the time, the percentage of “yes” responses among employees aged 16-34 was notably higher in nine of the 17 global markets polled.
Commenting on why young workers are more likely to leave, Brenda Wilson, Mercer’s Asia-Pacific leader for talent management consulting, says it may be a result of the world be