Cisco interviewed college students and young professionals to see exactly what social media, mobile devices and the Internet mean to them and found a dramatic shift in workplace priorities. In short, social media access on the job is as important as salary for millennials.
The results of the survey showed:
• Two of three college students will ask about social media policies during job interviews.
• 56 percent of college students will not accept a job from a company that bans social media, or they will circumvent the policy.
• One of three college students prioritize social media freedom, device flexibliity, and mobility over salary.
• Four of five college students want to choose the mobile device for their jobs.
• 68 percent of employees and 71 percent of college students believe corporate devices should also be used for social media and personal use.
• 50 percent of college students and young employees said they would rather lose their wallet or purse than a smart phone or mobile device.
• Three of five college students think they have a right to work remotely with a flexible schedule.
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About Jim Liebelt
Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
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