FMI survey: Millennials in construction get a bad rap, tend to be loyal, hard-working

While the stigma exists that Millennials are entitled, disloyal, and lazy, it appears that this is not true, according to a new report from FMI.

November 24, 2015 |
FMI survey: Millennials in construction industry are loyal, hard-working

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FMI, a banking and management consultant for the engineering and construction industry, released its latest report, “Millennials in Construction — Learning to Engage a New Workforce.”

FMI determined that Millennials get a bad rap. The younger generation, according to the firm, is loyal to their companies and share similar career aspirations, attitudes, and goals with the older groups.

“While the stigma exists that Millennials are entitled, disloyal, and lazy, it appears that this is not true,” Sabine Hoover, Content Director at FMI, said in a statement.

The survey found that a well-communicated vision, competitive pay, and work-life balance are a few of the most important factors in keeping individuals engaged with their work. Also, a vast majority (96%) of respondents said they were willing to work beyond job requirements to help the business succeed, and 74% said that they expect to remain with their company for more than five years. In addition, Millennials bring new perspectives and ideas to a construction firm.

The report was based on surveys and interviews with 400 workers in the construction industry across the nation. Half of those surveyed were Millennials.

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