Texting During a Job Interview? 30% of Millennials Say It’s OK

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The Center for Generational Kinetics Analysis and Ultimate Software Key Findings:

Survey was conducted between November 12, 2014 and November 21, 2014 among 1,005 Americans age 18 and over who are employed or currently looking for work.

33% of Millennials think it is acceptable to text during a job interview. 

30% of ALL Millennials think it is acceptable to arrive at a job interview late by five minutes or more! This is more than any other generation surveyed.

When it comes to demonstrating workplace loyalty:

A full 25% of Millennials think that working somewhere for as little as seven months shows that you are a loyal employee!

14% of Baby Boomers said you’d have to work somewhere more than five years to be a loyal employee.
Millennials are exhibiting surprising new workplace habits:

Over 83% of Millennials did not send a hand-written thank-you note to the person who interviewed them for their jobs.
45% of Millennials would quit a job if they didn’t see a career path they wanted at the company (among those who would quit a job).

Over one-third (34%) of ALL Millennials would quit a job on the spot if their employer asked them to delete their Facebook page!

Millennials Are Leading Powerful New Trends in the Workplace

47% more Millennials than non-Millennials found their current positions through an online job search.

Only 9% of respondents of all generations found their jobs through newspaper classified ads.

The research study shows that 46% of all job seekers go directly to a company’s website to apply for a job versus other sources.

43% of Millennials think that they should be able to apply for a job on a tablet, and 39% expect to be able to apply for a job on a smartphone—that is over 40% higher than any other generation

42% of Millennials want feedback every week. This is over twice the percentage of every other generation!
Shocking New Workforce Realities

In fact, one-third (33%) of employees of all ages knew whether they would stay at their company long-term after being on the job for one week or less. That number skyrockets to 63% within the first month.


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