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Generation Y: less entrepreneurial and high risk, but more likely to jump ship, according to survey

27.02.13

Generation Y employees see themselves as more risk averse and less entrepreneurial than their older colleagues, according to a report published today by job website Monster.com and consultancy firm Millennial Branding.

The research also found that Gen Y-ers (loosely defined as workers between the ages of 18 and 29 years old) are more likely to 'jump ship' and move between jobs as they search for their perfect career path.

According to the survey of 2,828 people, only 32% of Gen Y workers consider themselves to be entrepreneurial, compared to 41% of Gen X employees (those aged 30-49 years old) and 45% of baby boomers (50-69 years old).

And only 28% of Gen Y respondents identified with being high risk - a common trait in entrepreneurs - compared to 40% of Gen X and 43% of boomers.

Source: HR Magazine