Summary of The 2017 Deloitte Millennial Survey

Apprehensive millennials: seeking stability and opportunities in an uncertain world


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The 2017 Deloitte Millennial Survey summary
Millennials want full-time employment, flexible working conditions and the chance to make a positive difference in the world.


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You may be feeling a little uncertain about the future right now; stories of global warming, overpopulation and terrorism fill the pages of daily newspapers. But, according to a 2017 Deloitte survey, you may have good reason to hope for a brighter future: Millennials – a generation much-maligned for being spoiled brats – are keen to put today’s sense of uncertainty to good use: They view it as their responsibility in life to make a positive contribution to civilization. Millennials may just be society’s greatest weapon for making the world a better place. getAbstract recommends Deloitte’s eye-opening report to human resources professionals, managers, executives and anyone working alongside a millennial.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How millennials view the role of business in society,
  • Why millennials believe they can have an impact on the world and
  • What kind of work arrangements millennials value the most.


In 2017, for the sixth year running, consultancy firm Deloitte surveyed 8,000 highly educated millennials in 30 countries to learn about their “concerns and motivations.” It found that millennials living in emerging markets are generally more optimistic about their financial prospects and future levels of happiness compared with young people in mature markets. Young people in emerging markets cite crime and corruption as the most pressing challenges to society. Their counterparts in mature markets consider “war, terrorism and political tensions” their society’s top issues of concern.

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