In an effort to better understand the desires and expectations of the Millennial generation, Cisco Systems, Inc. recently conducted a survey of 2800 college students and young professionals worldwide. What follows below are some of the fascinating findings revealed by this study.
- 66% of job applicants will ask, during a job interview, about a company’s policy regarding access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
- 33% of college grads reported that the option to access social media sites on the platform of their choosing (e.g. employer-supplied laptops, cellphones, etc…) was more important than salary.
- More than 40% of the respondents said that they would take less money if their employer was willing to let them use social media sites on work time, while also allowing them a greater flexibility to work from home.
- 56% of the those polled also went as far as to say that if a potential employer denied access to social media sites, they would either decline the job offer or risk getting fired by ignoring the standing policy.