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TitleThe work preferences of Portuguese millennials - a survey of university students
Author(s)Carvalho, Ana
Silva, Joaquim
KeywordsMillennials
Work preferences
Recruitment
University students
Portugal
Issue date2018
PublisherUniversidade do Minho. Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas (NIPE)
JournalNIPE Working Paper
Abstract(s)In order to attract the best talent, it is vital for employers to understand the characteristics and preferences of their applicant pool. Very little is known to date about the Portuguese millennial generation, despite knowledge about young graduates entering the job market is of particular interest to employers. Previous studies have found that work preferences vary across generations and national cultures, justifying regular and localized examination. We therefore surveyed over 2,500 Portuguese millennials attending undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees and present a portrait of their work preferences. We find that career development opportunities are the prime concern of Portuguese millennials, who also value a workplace that provides both positive social relations and interesting and exciting work. Some intra-generational differences are noted, namely in terms preferences for employer size and work location. Gender differences mark our results, with women expressing lower entry salary expectations. Implications for recruiting organizations are drawn.
TypeWorking paper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/60218
Publisher versionhttps://www.eeg.uminho.pt/pt/investigar/nipe/Paginas/publicacoes.aspx
Peer-Reviewedno
AccessOpen access
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