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Younger workers are far more eager than their older counterparts to ditch their current jobs, according a new report from global HR consulting firm Mercer.
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Surprisingly, those same young workers — aged 16 to 34, with a special emphasis on the 16-to-24 group — are also significantly happier at their gigs. Many of them would even recommend their employers to job seekers more often than their older colleagues would.
And this is a global phenomenon — the data spans 30,000 workers from 17 countries on four continents.
Maybe it’s that today’s younger workers more commonly want to try out a series of jobs before settling on a single career trajectory, or that older workers have been at it long enough to be bored and jaded. Either way, employers better get a handle on their happiest (and probably hardest-working) employees to keep them around.
Young workers in Singapore are more than twice as likely to recommend their employers to others than older colleagues are
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