Younger professionals—especially those among the demographic known as “Generation Z“—are far more likely to switch jobs at a faster pace than seen in previous years. Yet their motivations for doing so are for increasingly different reasons than those of their predecessors.
According to a new survey from LinkedIn (MSFT, +2.58%), employees aged 24 and younger are three times more likely than Baby Boomers to change jobs, with 20% of them averaging four or more full-time jobs within a few short years compared to an average of two jobs over the course of a decade for Baby Boomers.
But while job turnover among younger professionals in years past has usually correlated to being new and inexperienced in the workforce, that’s not what’s motivating Generation Z to move around. Based on the data, younger professionals aren’t necessarily has concerned about the biggest possible paycheck, but they’re also looking for stronger relationships with their colleagues, more opportunities for advancing their careers up the ladder, and that ubiquitous catch-all term (especially in Silicon Valley): culture.