About half of millennials — twice the proportion of older workers — plan to change jobs within the next two years, according to the results of a study from Fidelity.
Their reasoning seems to reflect their age and, perhaps, shifting values — rather than unhappiness: 86 percent of the young people surveyed said they are content with their current workplace, a proportion in line with those of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers.
What attracts millennials to a workplace? It's not the salary or the benefits, but the "quality of work life" being offered, the report suggests. That includes meaningful projects, promotion opportunities, and positive company culture, said Fidelity senior vice president Kristen Robinson.
In fact, more than other age group, 38 percent of young people surveyed said they would take a pay cut for a happier office life, the study found. The average salary cut they'd be willing to take was $7,600.