Millennials: Generation of Planners


After seeing their own mothers struggle to balance work and family life, millennials are taking a new approach to having it all — planning for career pauses.

Claire Cain Miller writes in The Upshot for the New York Times:

“In surveys of millennials who are college-educated professionals by the Center for Talent Innovation, a research group, the young people said they saw their parents struggle while working full time or leave the workforce altogether, and wanted a different option. ‘They felt as if they were learning from generations before them, and saw all of the downsides in both choices,’ said Laura Sherbin, the center’s director of research. ‘Millennials are looking for more of a balance.’”

Employers are beginning to understand that millennials have different expectations. It’s time for the rest of the private sector to catch up.


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