Emerging Workforce Places Greater Value on Work/Life Balance

A recent study of over 800 respondents found that those who have been in the workforce 4 years or less are most protective of their personal time.

Santa Cruz, California October 1, 2008

The study found that the emerging workforce (those 25 and under) is most inclined to agree with the statement “My workload should never infringe on my personal time.”

On a scale of 1-5, with 5.0 most preferred those 25 and under scored 3.8 compared to 3.4 for all respondents. It is worth noting that those respondents who have been in the workforce four years or less, regardless of age, also rated the work/personal time question at 3.8.

According to Cindy Ventrice, author of Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works “It appears that the emerging workforce’s insistence on work/life balance is driven more by their transition to work than it is by generation. Employers have been focused on this as a millennial expectation, but those who have delayed entering the workforce and are now beginning careers as GenXers or even Boomers have the same expectations.”

About the author:
Cindy Ventrice is the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works and the companion guide Recognition Strategies that Work. She has been quoted in The New York Times, Harvard Business Update, Workforce Magazine and on CNBC. She has worked with managers in 14 countries and has helped hundreds of organizations improve employee morale and loyalty through effective recognition strategies.

www.maketheirday.com/

Advertisements

1 Response to “Emerging Workforce Places Greater Value on Work/Life Balance”



  1. 1 Employee Recognition Survey Results - Millennials and More « Make Their Day Trackback on January 4, 2009 at 11:12 am
Comments are currently closed.



My name is Cindy Ventrice. I am the author of the best-selling book Make Their Day! Employee Recognition That Works and the companion guide Recognition Strategies That Work.

My work has been quoted in The New York Times, Alaska Airlines Magazine, Workforce Magazine, and Tim Sanders' book The Likeability Factor.


Visit my website www.maketheirday.com today!


Subscribe to feed

Subscribe to receive as Email

a


%d bloggers like this: