FMI survey refutes Millennial work ethic myths

By |  November 25, 2015

FMI Corp. released its report, “Millennials in Construction: Learning to Engage a New Workforce,” which reveals findings based on a combination of survey responses and interviews from almost 400 individuals who work in the construction industry nationwide. Of the 400 individuals surveyed, half of the participants represent Millennials (people born between 1980 and 2000). Overall, the survey acknowledges that millennials tend to have strong work ethics.

“While the stigma exists that Millennials are entitled, disloyal and lazy, it appears that this is not true,” says Sabine Hoover, FMI’s content director.

Key highlights from the survey include:

  • An inspiring and well-communicated vision is critical to engaging Millennials long term.
  • Seventy-four percent of survey respondents expect to remain with their company for more than five years.
  • Ninety-six percent of respondents are willing to work beyond what is required of them to help their business succeed.
  • Ninety-eight percent of respondents say it is important for them to understand career paths and opportunities within their companies.
  • The top three choices for staying engaged at their jobs include competitive pay, work-life balance and personal development.

Based on information from the report, Millennials have new perspectives to share, new ideas about getting things done and new ways of tackling problems.

Read the full report here.


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