Younger Employees Are More Fickle

      June 22, 2022 13:04

      One out of every three younger workers born between 1980 and 2000 quit work less than a year after employment, according to a study.
      Job search portal Saramin surveyed 500 companies, and 49.2 percent of businesses said workers in their 20s and 30s tend to be fickle. Asked why, 60.2 percent of companies said young workers quit because they value their personal satisfaction.
      Yoon Duk-hwan of Macromill Embrain said in a YouTube broadcast last year that younger workers tend to quit because they are used to having everything their own way.
      "These young people are used to getting their surroundings to suit themselves. It comes from how their parents raised them," Yoon said. "Their parents grew up poor and gave their children many choices and educated them to do things themselves. That's why they start to have problems when they enter the workplace. Young workers in their 20s and 30s can't handle the emotional pressures of work."
      Yoon said low pay alone cannot be blamed for the high turnover. "You won't be able to hang on to them by paying them more. You need to offer them welfare benefits and other strategies to retain them," he said.
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