New Zealand women ages 20 to 25 are pretty down these days, ranking as the unhappiest compared to every other working age group when it comes to life, job satisfaction and work-life balance. So reports NZ Herald, citing a recent study.
An Auckland University of Technology study of 1,500 New Zealanders also finds that men ages 20 to 25 are not to satisfied with their lives, but feel much better about their jobs and their work-life balance.
"If you look at it from management top-down, I don't think a lot of managers out there know or understand how to manage millennials coming through, and therefore don't understand what motivates and challenges them in the workplace," says Angeline Long, executive founder and director of HR Executive Solutions.
Companies need to change from how they motivated employees in the past if they hope to win over younger talent. "We have a lot of young, 20-plus people who don't want to be stuck in an office for eight hours a day...They're looking at flexibility of workplace and not having to fight the traffic, to work at home for a few hours or maybe if they're going overseas, work remotely," Long says.