Study: Millennials aren’t so different after all

Not only is stereotype of the lazy, short-attention spanned millennial wrong, the generation is more satisfied than their Baby Boomer and Gen Y predecessors. How ’bout them apples.

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Businesses and HR managers have spent a long time prepping for the inevitable day that the mysterious millennials join the workforce.

They’ve written articles and cited studies, warning employers everywhere that these youngsters are a new breed of employee unlike any they’ve ever seen.

But as it turns out, millennials aren’t so different from Baby Boomers and Generation Xers after all, John Zappe says in a TLNT article. The article explains the results of a recent Kenexa High Performance Institute study.

“Millennials are, in fact, much like their older counterparts,” the study’s authors say. The study compared a current survey of millennials to past surveys of Baby Boomers and Gen Xers.

“… contrary to the stereotype of being a malcontented, coddled, naïve lot, millennials, the Gen Y generation, are in many ways more satisfied than their older counterparts,” Zappe says.

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