- More than half of millennials say strong enterprise IT and good business tools make an employer more attractive and support productivity, CIO reports.
- The new study from Staples Advantage Workplace also found 70% of millennials expect to be in management positions within the next five years.
- Overall, millennials say higher salaries are the biggest contributors to corporate loyalty.
Companies looking to hire more millennial tech talent should focus on providing competitive salaries and ensuring they have strong enterprise IT to work with, according to the study.
"As the largest demographic in today's workforce, it's more important than ever for employers and IT leaders to understand how to engage with millennials," says Marty Robertson, vice president and general manager of Staples Technology Solutions. "It's a common misperception that millennials aren't as motivated by salary and instead prefer other benefits in the workplace. While unconventional benefits are important, salary is still a priority."
The study also found that millennials look to their leaders for motivation more than older generations and that they tend to work hard and not take adequate breaks, which can contribute to burnout.
"It's important for IT leaders to encourage breaks and take steps to improve the break room," Robertson said. "They need to think about the overall feel of the space so employees can disconnect and get back to work refreshed and recharged."