8 July 2017
Adelaide Advertiser Newspaper, Adelaide
Section: Careers • Article type : News Item

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MILLENNIALS would prefer to do meaningful work than have a job that just pays the bills or has fun perks.

Global think tank Reventure research shows 77 per cent of millennials want a job with great purpose and meaning.

Lead researcher Dr Lindsay McMillan says business leaders may need to renew their workplace culture to retain their best young employees.

“More people are starting to consider work as a calling rather than an occupation and treating work as a contribution to our overall life goals – not just a pay cheque,” McMillan says.

“Purpose and meaning are critical parts of work because it helps employees understand that their day-to-day activities and their contributions are important and valued.”