Health and Fitness

This Is How to Keep Millennials Happy in the Workplace

Why do millennials and Gen Z employees quit?
IMAGE freepik.com
Comments

Instead of finding a good company, self-made billionaire Jack Ma said during his recent Manila visit that job-hunters should find a good boss.

"When you are 20 to 30 years old, find a good boss," he shared. "When you're 30 to 40 years old, do something you want to do for yourself. When you're 40 to 50 years old, do something you are good at. When you're 50 to 60 years old, focus on helping other people. When you're over 60 years old, spend time with your grandchildren."

The quote above quickly went viral on social media. A lot of netizens, especially those in their 20s and 30s, seem to relate and agree with the tycoon's words of wisdom.

In reality, however, do you think that having a good boss is enough of a factor for an employee not to resign from a position?

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

According to the 2017 Job Happiness Index Report by JobStreet.com, having a good relationship with colleagues (including the boss) greatly affects an employee's drive to stay in a company. 4.71% of the respondents (9,326 Filipinos were surveyed; read more here) agreed that co-workers are responsible for occupational happiness.

However, the findings were not the same for all ages. Ironically, only members of Generation Z or those 18 years and younger believe that relationships with colleagues are important. As for the millennials (those who are 19 to 35 years old, and compose the majority of workplaces), they identified two factors that make them satisfied with their jobs: colleagues and work location.

Here are the complete results:

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

"The results of this study serve as a wake-up call for companies who wonder why there is such a high turnover rate," JobStreet.com Country Manager Philip Gioca explained.

"Career development, training opportunities, and the management style of the company's leadership team are just some of the reasons why many Filipinos are unhappy in the workplace. It would be best if managers can get to the heart of why this is happening as each company's DNA is unique."

This story originally appeared on FHM.com.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Khatrina Bonagua for FHM.com.ph
View Other Articles From Khatrina Bonagua for FHM.com.ph
Comments
Latest Feed
 
Share
Hong Kong’s biggest givers gather to help the Philippines’ marginalized communities.
 
Share
With coffee liqueur and vodka, it's less of a dessert cocktail than a White Russian.
 
Share
‘His and hers’ watches that will stand the test of time.
 
Share
One will raise eyebrows while one will make you excited to plan your travels!
 
Share
Children under 13 may not access Facebook, according to a bill filed in congress.
 
Share
Extension of ePassport validity will not anymore be allowed.
 
Share
 
Share
Vietnam confiscates phones and other devices with the nine-dash line.
Load More Articles
Connect With Us