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    Members of Generation X, age 32-47, are the most likely to be seriously job hunting. A striking number of Millennials, 63%, rated sustainability as important, versus 41% of Gen X-ers and 25% of Boomers.

    Member of Generation X, age 32-47, are the most likely to be seriously job hunting.

    According to new findings from consulting firm Deloitte, 65% of employees at big companies want to find new jobs.

    Working with a data-gathering division of Forbes called Forbes Insights, Deloitte sliced and diced its data in various ways, including by generation. The survey found that while Baby Boomers (age 48-65) were unhappiest with their employers, members of Generation X (age 32-47) were the most likely to be seriously looking.  Only 28% of Gen X-ers plan to stay in their current jobs, according to the survey. Of Boomers, 35% expect to remain in their jobs, around the same as Millennials (age 31 and under), at 37%.

    Why are Boomers unhappy at work? It’s not like they are cynical and hardened, though they do care about getting ahead. Half rated a promotion as the most effective way to get them to stay put. But an equal percentage, 43%, said that support and appreciation from their supervisors was as important as increased compensation. Neither members of Generation X or Millennials rated appreciation by higher-ups as top reasons to stay in a job.

    Another intriguing finding: The survey asked respondents about organizational commitment to various issues, including diversity, work-life balance, sustainability and corporate responsibility and volunteerism. A striking number of Millennials, 63%, rated commitment to sustainability as important, as opposed to 41% of Gen X-ers and 25% of Boomers. Perhaps this reflects the idealism of youth, but it could also show a shift in priorities for younger workers.

    The point of the survey was to give some guidance to employers who care about retaining valued workers. The top advice bullet point: Lay out a clear career path for workers. Across generations, 57% of employees think their bosses do a poor job at presenting a ladder for career advancement and offering job challenges.

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    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
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