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Millennials preferring SMEs to big employers

Millennials - 47 percent - of think SMEs are the ideal business size to work for, more than double the 19 percent who believe larger companies are the ideal size. Comment Iain McMath, CEO, Sodexo Engage.

Contributor: Iain McMath | Published: 8 September 2017

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What Millennials want? Conversation with their bosses

Millennial workers in the UK are motivated more and respond better to managers and leaders who engage, challenge and inspire them at work according to a recent survey from recruitment consultancy Freshminds. James Callander, Managing Director at Freshminds.

Contributor: James Callander | Published: 4 September 2017

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Young workers are ignoring health & safety

More than a quarter of young people are failing to follow the health and safety procedures put in place by their employer and are putting themselves in danger, according to new research.

Contributor: Colin Yates | Published: 19 August 2017

Most employees want to go self-employed

Could today’s workplace be alienating Millennials and Generation X? The vast majority of the UK’s current workforce are considering leaving their current roles in order to work for themselves, according to new research.

Contributor: Warren Ferguson | Published: 15 August 2017

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Always on Millennials risk burnout

Millennials/Generation Y employees put in more than 12 hours a day – checking emails first thing in the morning and last thing at night. A third (32percent) continue to check work emails while on holiday. The same report found over 40percent feel stressed if they can’t access their emails.

Contributor: Pablo Vandenabeele | Published: 7 August 2017

Millennials want dog-friendly workplaces

Forty-two percent of working millennials would like or enjoy a dog-friendly workplace as they look to increase their work-life balance. Comment from Purina Human Resources Director, Paul Steadman.

Contributor: Paul Steadman | Published: 4 July 2017

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Why people don’t ask for help at work

Employees may avoid asking for help in the workplace because they doubt it will be effective, new research from HEC Paris suggests.

Contributor: Daniel Newark | Published: 24 April 2017

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Lost Generation left suffering in the aftermath of recession

Generation that entered workforce following the last recession has the greatest financial concerns and is the least physically active. Employees aged 35 and under lose the highest average amount of productive time due to absenteeism and presenteeism. Comment from Chris Bailey, Partner at Mercer.

Contributor: Chris Bailey | Published: 16 March 2017

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Millennials are the new inbetweeners

Millennials - born between 1980 and 1995 - are not just burdened with student debt and struggling to get on the property ladder, but are now under threat from an arguably more vocational and commercially-minded Generation Z.

Contributor: Mark Bull | Published: 9 January 2017