10 Statistics for Recruiting and Hiring Millennials

Hiring and Recruiting Millennials for the Workplace

Millennials recently etched their name in as the biggest generation in US history and in the process overtook Baby Boomers becoming the largest demographic in today’s workforce. Millennials are uniquely their own and hold their own ideas of what work and a workplace should be. Hiring millennials also takes a unique approach.

Below are statistics about millennials you need familiarize yourself with before recruiting and hiring.

Important Statistics about Millennials

  • 95% of millennials say work-life balance is important to them, while 70% say that it’s very important

  • 19% say that flexible working hours is the benefit they would most value from an employer, compared with 4% who said they preferred higher wages

  • 64% of millennials say they’d rather make 40k a year at a job they enjoy than 100k at one they don’t.

  • 87% of millennials say professional development or career growth opportunities are very important to them in a job

  • The opportunity for personal development was the factor that most influenced their decision to accept their current job, cited by 65% of millennials

  • 52% said career progression was the main thing that attracts to an employer, ahead of competitive salaries at 44%

  • 75% of millennials believe that their organizations could do more to develop future leaders

  • 59% said that an employer’s provision of state-of-the art technology was important to them when considering a job

  • 36% said the reputation of the organization influenced their decision to accept their current job

  • 82% of millennials believe it’s easier than ever to start a new business.

Millennials are smart, technologically advanced, connected, and driven. They will liven up your workforce with fresh ideas but perform best with flexibility, fun, and a strong cultural fit!


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