Temporary work is often looked down on: People want permanence, right? Turns out, that’s not necessarily true.
One group of workers that’s a little more flexible in its approach to work are those individuals born after 1980; they’re known as millennials. Although they’ve entered adulthood, more of this group lives with their parents—over 40 percent of men and over 36 percent of women too. Not only are they still living at home, but they’re getting married later and less often, too.
There are lots of reasons for this, but money is the biggest: Student debt has become a burden in ways never seen before in any other generation.
Even as they have constraints in what they can do, millennials are searching out ways to fundamentally change the course of their lives. They’re striving for more of a balanced approach to both work and life. They don’t want to commute long distances, they don’t want to waste money, and they want flexibility.
But even with change in debt and living circumstances, as well as temporary employment, millennials are still excited about the future. They’re looking at entrepreneurship and care less about the money they make. Learning what they want and how you can respond to it can help build a solid employee base, and this graphic offers insights.