Posts Tagged ‘retain Geny Y’
I came across this interesting article today on Yahoo! Finance and wanted to share it. The information provided is certainly helpful for recent college grads, college students, and Millennials (aka: Gen Y) in the workforce to be aware of as they plan their career paths.
Normally, we see tons of articles that are about “the hottest careers“, so I thought a topic about careers that are the most overrated was a fun twist!
When parents look at their young children and imagine what they’ll be when they grow up, many different possibilities come to mind. They dream of little Junior growing up to be a surgeon, or perhaps a commercial airline pilot, or maybe a banker, and they imagine a rewarding future of power, prestige, and high pay.
The reality is actually a little different. The job search portal CareerCast.com , created a list of 12 jobs that are traditionally believed to be great occupations, but that actually look a lot better on paper than they might be in reality.
Despite the public perception of some of these jobs as impressive and rewarding, some have less-than-stellar salaries and frankly lousy hiring prospects. Others come with so much on-the-job stress that the six-figure income barely seems worth it, particularly when the work involves the safety and well-being of others.
Whatever the case, CareerCast.com characterizes all of the following jobs as overrated, but with important caveats: “A job that’s overrated doesn’t mean it fails to serve an important function in our society. In fact, these jobs play an integral role in our workplace,” says the website . “It’s just that the hype surrounding them sometimes makes these jobs sound much better than they really are.”
So, are you curious what the 12 most overrated jobs are??? I’m sure you are!
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What Companies Did Millennials/Gen Y Vote As the Best Places to Work? Check out the results of this new report!April 14th, 2008
The Great Place to Work Institute in San Francisco did an in-depth study to find out where Millennial (aka Gen Y) employees were the happiest at work. I came across this article on Human Resource Executive Online and thought you’d learn a lot from it. It was written by Scott Flander for HRE.
The article also goes into detail about WHAT the employers are doing to make their 20-25 year old employees so happy, so you should check it out for insights. Here’s the list of the Top 18 Companies but to read the whole article, click here:
2. Chesapeake Energy Corp.
3. Container Store
5. FactSet Research Systems
7. Kimley-Horn and Associates
8. Marriott International Inc.
9. National Instruments
10. Nugget Market
11. Plante & Moran
12. Quicken Loans
14. Rackspace Managed Hosting
17. Umpqua Bank
18. Wegmans Food Markets
Learn from what these companies are doing and you just may learn how to better recruit and retain the Millennial Generation!