Gen Y and Workplace Expectations

by CoyDavidson on November 3, 2011

Cisco commissioned an international workforce study of nearly 3000 people consisting of first-time young professionals and college students to get their views on various subject matter regarding the workplace, such as the importance of the internet and access to social media, as well as the use of personal electronic devices and flexible work schedules. These results are published as part of the 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report.

  • Three out of 10 students globally (29%) feel that once they begin working, it will be their right – more than a privilege – to be able to work remotely with a flexible schedule.
  • Mobile networking, device flexibility, and the blending of personal and work lifestyles are key components of a work environment and culture that are increasingly important in determining which companies will land the next wave of industry talent.
  • More than two of five college students (40%) and young employees (45%) said they would accept a lower-paying job that had more flexibility with regard to device choice, social media access, and mobility than a higher-paying job with less flexibility.

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