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'Working hard' is not for Gen Zs and Millennials: survey

More than six in 10 workers said sacrificing personal time will raise salaries.

The majority of employees believe that reducing personal time and work-life balance will help them achieve career and financial growth but the younger generation said they are not willing to do so, according to survey results from job search website, Indeed.

In its report, Indeed said Millennials and Generation Z employees said they are less willing to work hard to advance their roles. Whilst almost half or 46% of those aged 16 to 24 sacrifice time for better wage, almost 60% of the 45 to 54 age group do so.    

Nishita Lalvani, senior manager of Indeed Southeast Asia and India, said younger workers are less confident that working hard will give them benefits that previous generations had.

Over three in five young workers or those aged 16 to 24 years old said they are looking to shift to a job that has flexibility and only 17% of those between 45 and 54 years old are doing the same.

Conversely, Indeed’s study said 69% of Generation X and Boomers said it's more difficult to achieve professional and financial goals for younger workers and mistake the youth’s frustrations for fear of working hard.

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