Gen Y Hearts Tech Employers, New Report Says
Everyone knows young people have a pretty intense relationship with tech in their private lives – we sleep with our phones, can't get our social media streams out of our heads and pine after each glossy new gadget. But it turns out this love affair with technology extends beyond the home lives of Gen Y to our professional lives as well, at least according to new research. The report from compensation information site PayScale and Gen Y consulting firm Millennial Branding sifted through PayScale's trove of employment data and polled thousands of young workers about their education and employment background to determine what degrees, employers and cities were especially suited to young workers compared to the workforce at large. And it turns out 20-somethings are just as obsessed with all things high-tech during the workweek as they are on weekends.
Thumbs Up for TechWhen companies were ranked for young employee friendliness based on Gen Y pay, percentage of Gen Y employees, Gen Y job satisfaction, Gen Y job stress, meaningfulness of job for Gen Y workers, Gen Y schedule flexibility and "green score," the top five employers were all in the tech sector: