Everyone has heard that stereotype when it comes to millennials and zoomers and their commitment issues to their jobs. Boomers will stay at a job for over eight years; Gen X, five years; millennials, under three; and zoomers? Well, the number is closer to two, according to Career Builder.
LinkedIn has shown in a recent survey that 25% of zoomers currently have one foot out the door and are hoping and planning to leave their current bosses in the next six months. For 80%, this is to find someone (company and/or leader) that aligns with their values. For millennials, that number is 23% … and unsurprisingly, that number just decreases as the generations get older.
“Gen Z is the most restless,” says a LinkedIn report. “Some 25% of respondents say they hope or plan to leave their current employers within the next six months. That compares with 23% of millennials (born between 1981 and 1996), 18% of Gen X (born between 1965 and 1980), and just 12% of baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1964).”
While Gen Zers are most likely to offer multiple reasons for seeking a new job, millennials’ motivation is nearly as wide-ranging. This cohort, mostly in their 30s or late 20s, emerges as the next-most-driven group about values (59%), opportunities to gain skills (55%) or simply the desire to try a new industry or job function (45%).”