Millennials are known to job-hop, never staying put in one workplace for too long… Or so they say. The stress of paying back mountains of student loans or fear of getting stuck in valueless work has driven Millennials to reconsider the stability of their future. According to the Deloitte Millennial Survey, over 33% of Millennials surveyed in 30 countries would leave their current jobs within two years if they had a chance, down from 41% in 2016. 31% expect to stay at their job for more than five years. Even young self-starters who once thrived in fast-paced, ever-changing project-based gigs want full-time jobs. Turns out, the fear of unemployment ranks as one of their top concerns. This is not much of a surprise since they grew up during the Great Recession.
Although Millennials are looking for full-time stability, they still value flexibility. There is no doubt they want highly-flexible working options so that they can continue to pursue important hobbies, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and enjoy time away from their work.