Eighty-six per cent of millennials entering the workforce say they would consider leaving an employer whose values fell short of their expectations, according to Sodexo’s 2013 Workplace Trends Report. Millennials are new, 20-something workers who have grown up with computers, software, the Internet, intelligent devices and constant connectivity. They want to spend their time in meaningful and useful ways, no matter where they are. This emerging workforce is motivated by positive people and community-centric workplace practices and initiatives. Sodexo‘s report shows that all four generations now in the workforce see corporate social responsibility as a potential motivating factor at work. Employees want to work for the good guys, and if companies want to attract and keep top talent, CSR really does matter!
The 2013 Workplace Trends Report offers fresh insight into drivers affecting the people, workplace environment, and community impact issues faced daily by leaders, and discussed and debated in board rooms across the U.S. and globally. Michael Norris, COO, Sodexo North America and Market President, Corporate says, “It’s a volatile world; economic factors, social issues, even naturally occurring events such as severe weather, place pressure on organisations to consistently deliver innovative, integrated solutions to complex problems.” It takes an in-depth look at issues ranging from recruiting and mentoring talent to the corrosive effects of workplace bullying, from the benefits of sustainable working environments to integrated people and facilities solutions that help to deliver increased individual and organisational performance.