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Graduate jobs news: Generation Y 'desire more benefits'

Published: Wednesday, 19 November 2008   Category: Career Advice

Professionals aged 26 and under – known as Generation Y - expect more employment benefits than their older colleagues, a new study has suggested.

According to research conducted by FreshMinds Talent, younger members of the workforce value salary considerations more than corporate social responsibility, reports Onrec.com.

Meanwhile, university leavers are also more likely to seek flexible working patterns, including home working, and apply for graduate jobs which allow them to utilise their skills better.

James Callander, managing director of FreshMinds Talent, said there is" a lot of speculation" about how Generation Y differs from earlier generations in terms of their attitude to work.

He added that research into the attitudes of younger people, in comparison with their older peers, was "critical" if employers were to engage with the age group.

Earlier this week, Adecco Retail managing director Steven Kirkpatrick predicted that competition for graduate jobs would increase as a result the economic slowdown.

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