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What makes a Best Place to Work?

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Gen Y (Great Recession grads)

Age 25 and under

What are the top factors/drivers for this age group?

Responses = 449

  1. I can trust what this organization tells me
  2. My job makes good use of my skills and abilities
  3. The leaders of this organization care about their employees’ well being
  4. I like the type of work that I do
  5. There is room for me to advance at this organization
  6. My pay is fair for the work I perform
  7. My supervisor is open to hearing my opinion or feedback

 

Gen Y a.k.a. Millenials

Age 26–35

What are the top factors/drivers that create employee engagement for this age group?

Responses = 1,376

  1. I feel I am valued in this organization
  2. I have confidence in the leadership of this organization
  3. I like the type of work that I do
  4. There is room for me to advance at this organization
  5. I understand the importance of my role to the success of the organization
  6. I feel I can trust what my supervisor tells me
  7. Employees are treated fairly here regardless of race, gender, age, religion
  8. Tuition reimbursement benefits (Tuition reimbursement is important to Gen Y but not to any other group.)
  9. My pay is fair for the work I perform
  10. I like the people I work with at this organization

Gen Y wants to feel valued. “I feel valued in this organization” is its No. 1 driver, just as it is for men overall.

 

Gen X

Age 36–45

What are the top factors/drivers that create employee engagement for this age group?

Responses = 1,310

  1. I feel part of a team working toward a shared goal
  2. The leaders of this organization care about their employees' well being
  3. I like the type of work that I do
  4. My supervisor acknowledges when I do my work well
  5. There is room for me to advance at this organization
  6. Amount of vacation (or Paid Time Off)
  7. I can trust what this organization tells me
  8. I understand the long-term strategy of this organization
  9. I understand the importance of my role to the success of the organization

 

Gen X + Boomers

Age 46–55

The Top Drivers for the Organization based on Overall Engagement

Responses = 1,470

  1. I feel part of a team working toward a shared goal
  2. I can trust what this organization tells me
  3. I understand the importance of my role to the success of the organization
  4. Amount of vacation or paid time off
  5. The leaders of this organization care about their employees' well being
  6. My pay is fair for the work I perform
  7. I feel physically safe in my work environment
  8. Employees are treated fairly here regardless of race, gender, age, religion
  9. I have confidence in the leadership of this organization
  10. I like the type of work that I do

Older Boomers

Age 55+

What are the top factors/drivers to create employee engagement for this age group?

Responses = 953

  1. This organization treats me like a person, not a number
  2. I understand the importance of my role to the success of the organization
  3. I like the type of work that I do
  4. I trust that if I do good work, my company may consider me for a promotion
  5. Employees are treated fairly here regardless of race, gender, age, religion
  6. Amount of health care paid for
  7. My supervisor tells me when my work needs improvement
  8. Quality is a top priority with this organization

 


 

Teamwork

Age groups 36-45 and 46-55 both cite teamwork as their top driver (“I feel part of a team working toward a shared goal”)

 


 

Fair pay is important to men overall and every age group except 36 to 45.

 

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