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The Truth About Millennials #Infographic

Since we just yesterday covered the best interview questions to ask recent graduates, we thought it would be a good idea to take a look at millennials in the workplace. There are a lot of perceptions on how millennials act and what their attitude is like in the workplace. Often times you hear that they have a low work ethic, feel they are entitled to much more than they deserve and don’t take direction very well. Some of these perceptions may be true, but this infographic from takes a look at the facts.

You often hear stories of the new trends that are taking place in young classrooms. Phrases such as “everyone is a winner” and “effort is what really counts” can make any generation x citizen cringe. Millennials are defined as those that were born between the years of 1982 to 2003 and make up a large bulk of the working force today. This infographic below from Kenexa shows that the most common issues people seem to have with millennials is that they expect to be praised for everything, are rarely satisfied and don’t take up entry-level tasks very well. What’s the truth about them though?

Take a look at the infographic below and see what you should be prepared for in hiring millennials and working with them in your office.

The Truth About Millennials


Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter

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