Nearly two-thirds (64%) of UK current account holders would prefer to bank online or via a mobile app than via telephone or in-branch banking (29%), according to a recent survey by YouGov and business process specialist Genpact.
Millennials have a reputation for being the most plugged-in generation in the workplace. Experts have even suggested “reverse mentoring” so that younger workers can inculcate their “tech-savvy” habits in older generations. But a new survey from Softchoice shows that those may actually be bad habits when it comes to keeping data secure.
Every generation likes to believe that it came of age at an especially trying moment in history. Millennials have the Great Recession to lament. Gen X had the dotcom bust. The Boomers had Vietnam. And the Silents had the early Cold War, complete with the not-so-silly threat of nuclear war.
There's something in the air in Rio de Janeiro these days—something that wasn't there, say, a decade or two ago.
It's a feeling of excitement, of hope, of new possibilities. And it's not just because Brazil is gearing up to host two of the world's largest events in the next three years—soccer's World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. It's something bigger than that, and it seems to be most clearly embodied in an upwardly mobile generation of tech-savvy residents of the city, or Cariocas, in their 20s and 30s.
Joshua Fields Millburn, who at age 27 became the youngest director of operations at a large telecom company in the Midwest, had been asked to craft a plan to close eight retail stores and terminate 41 workers. But when he handed the report to his boss in early 2011, it included 42 names. At the top of the list he’d written his own.
Young adults are not to blame for their financial frustrations.
Their problem is an economy that has put them on track to be worse off than their parents. So much for the theorizing about them being spoiled, coddled and otherwise not as good as the generations that came before them.
Like other 20-somethings seeking a career foothold, Andrew Lang, a graduate of Penn State, took an internship at an upstart Beverly Hills production company at age 29 as a way of breaking into movie production. It didn’t pay, but he hoped the exposure would open doors.
Last fall, Edison Research debuted “The New Mainstream”, a research project performed on behalf of the Streaming Audio Task Force – a consortium of Pandora, Spotify, and TuneIn. Now, Edison is pleased to follow up with a new report showing the results of the study among 18-34s.
We wondered if some of the numbers in recent jobs reports might reflect a finding in a Department of Education study that came out in January about a group of high school students they began to study 12 years ago. That group of students is now pushing 30, and 23 percent are living with their parents. A Pew national study puts the percentage of that generation called millenials who live with their parents even higher.
Deloitte just published the results of a massive survey of millenials (8,000 people in their 20′s and early 30′s from 124 countries) and the results are inspiring. This cohort of people is now taking over leadership positions in business and government around the world and their values, expectations, and beliefs are important to all of us.
Once driven by profit alone, the newest generation in the workforce is causing the dynamics in business to shift. Millennials want more than just profit; their job satisfaction comes more from their company's purpose when it comes to innovation and positive societal impact.