3 Takeaways from the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials

July 6, 2015

6:00 pm

Recently, Fortune.com published a list of the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. The Millennial generation encompasses those born between 1980 and 2004, and according to a Pew Research Center study, Millennials are now the largest generation in the American workforce.

Below are three takeaways from Fortune.com’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials.

1. Tech Dominates

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. Millennials are the first generation to grow up with computers in their homes and digital media. Out of all 100 companies, most were in the information technology sector. This was followed closely by financial services companies, and then professional services companies.

2. Millennials Make up 70 Percent of the Workforce of 20+ Companies

When looking at the top 100 companies, Millennials make up more than 70% of the workforce at more than 20 companies on the list.

3. San Francisco, New York, Chicago, and Houston Dominate the List

It probably doesn’t surprise many that San Francisco and New York are popular locations for companies on the list. However, there are several smaller cities which also are home to multiple top companies on Fortune’s list. These include Austin, Texas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Mount Laurel, New Jersey; Cary, North Carolina; and Southfield, Michigan.

Check out Fortune.com’s entire list of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials at http://fortune.com/best-workplaces-millennials.

For more on recruiting and working with Millennials, check out these stories:

Here’s a Survival Guide for the Millennial Entrepreneur According to data gathered in 2013 by Rasmussen College, of those Millennials currently at the typical 9-to-5 job, 71 percent desire to quit and work for themselves, with 60 percent claiming that they plan to leave within the next two years.

Here’s a Free Guide on How to Recruit and Retain Millennials TINYpulse, the Seattle, WA-based company that offers companies and organizations with employee engagement software, released The Ultimate Guide to Recruiting & Retaining Millennials, a 69-page guide providing companies with precisely these tips on how they can recruit and retain Millennials.

Scott Hess: 5 Ways to Identify a Relationship with Millennials Building a digital campaign for a Millennial must be easy and its value must be obvious out-of-the-box. Tech is not boring for a Millennial. It’s awesome, it’s fun; it’s self-expression.

Why Baby Boomers and Millennials Should Cofound a Company Although the two generations might seem very different, they do actually share some similar interests. They both have that particular entrepreneurial zeal. While Millennials crave freedom and greater earning potential, Boomers are more driven by the desire to build something.

 

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Kyle heads up marketing for Nurx.co, a health tech startup focusing on increasing access to preventative medicine through mobile health. In addition to blogging at Tech Cocktail, Kyle blogs at Huffington Post, and is editor of GenYize.com, a blog focusing on issues affecting Millennials today. He often writes about business ethics, affordable higher education and #Tech4Good. Connect with Kyle on Twitter @KyleMcCarthyism or at KyleMcCarthy.com.

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