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With millennials' preparedness for careers an increasingly hot topic in the media, what do millennials themselves think of their roles in the workplace? Bentley University's PreparedU Project explored millennial opinions about seven key workforce issues in its latest national survey, The Millennial Mind Goes to Work: How Millennial Preferences Will Shape the Future of the Modern Workplace.

Among the findings, the survey revealed  that millennials: 

  • Prefer talking with colleagues in person rather than texting or emailing
  • Value health-care benefits more than frequent pay raises and promotions when choosing a job
  • Believe that flexible work schedules make the workplace more productive for people their age

Explore the research report and other resources below for more information about the major findings and top initiatives recommended by survey respondents. 

The Survey


Check out this infographic summary of top findings:

Millennials at work


Bloomberg Radio Broadcast

Bentley and Bloomberg Radio broadcasted a segment in an ongoing series during Bloomberg's "Taking Stock" program featuring the latest survey results from The PreparedU Project on the millennial mind, plus perspective from top CEOs who recruit them. Listen to the Interviews:

  • Gabrielle Jackson, President/ Founder of the Millennial Solution discussed myths behind the millennial work ethic.
  • Bentley Professor Aaron Nurick and Jill Jacinto, Career Expert for AOL Jobs, talk about the end of the 9-5 work day for millennials.
  • Bentley’s Ian Cross, Director of the Center for Marketing Technology, explores how millennials communicate on the job.
  • Susan Brennan, executive director of Career Services at Bentley joined Dani Brehm, talent acquisition specialist at Rue La La, to talk about millennial job commitment.
  • Bentley Management Professor Susan Adams discusses millennial career “must haves.”
  • Fred Tuffile, Director of Entrepreneurial Studies at Bentley, joined Bentley senior Krassi Popov, who founded startup Veloxity, to discuss entrepreneurial thinking and ambition among millennials.

In addition, Bentley hosted a primetime broadcast with Bloomberg Radio from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. featuring two of the nation's top CEOs, Brian Halligan from HubSpot and Larry Hughes from BNY Mellon Wealth Management, who shared their views on recruiting, retaining and motivating the millennial generation.


The PreparedU Project

Learn more about the PreparedU Project research, findings and recommendations: 

About the PreparedU Project
The Millennial Preparedness Survey
Solutions: 7 Ways to Better Prepare Millennials for the Workplace
Millennial Women in the Workplace
The Second Survey: Millennials at Work
2016: Year of the Hybrid Job
The Extended Classroom: Responding to the Changing Job Market