Publication Date

Spring 2016


Mass media outlets often label millennials as “entitled” and describe them as more likely to leave jobs than past generations.1 In order to understand the truth about this generation, though, it is important to base decisions on facts and not unsupported claims from popular media. For instance, when studied more closely, millennials as a whole do not in fact change jobs more often or more quickly than previous generations.

The millennial generation does share certain characteristics, though, and since millennials are such a large and growing segment of the workforce, it is important to know what to do to successfully recruit and keep them.


Suggested Citation
Cunningham, A. (2016). Are there differences in long-term commitment between the different generations in the workforce? Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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