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Who Are You Hiring? Meet the Millennials [INFOGRAPHIC]

Chad Brooks
Chad Brooks
Editor Staff
Oct 21, 2015

In case you haven’t heard, the modern day workplace is currently being infiltrated by a massive and extremely influential set of twentysomethings: The Millennials.

Depending on who you ask, this group was born between 1982-2002, and are the biggest generation in the U.S. and now, the workforce. There have been countless reports on how to hire for millennials, what makes them tick in the workplace and how to best manage them.

But perhaps, the perfect place to start is understanding WHO these millennials are. Advertising Intelligence firm Exponential set out to identify the Millennial personas in Understanding the Millennial Mindset: A New Perspective on Engaging With Gen Y, and came up with 12 unique types that dominate the generation. 

Our latest infographic outlines those 12 types, plus important stats and about Millennials, including how they view working and their careers. 

Some important facts and stats:

  • Millennials are the largest, most diverse generation in the U.S.: 77 million people, 25% of the population
  • Values: Community, family, and creativity in their work.
  • Driven by technology
  • 25 percent speak a language other than English at home
  • $33,883: Median income for full-time millennials
  • 33 percent: Have a minimum of a four year college degree

Millennials at work:

  • 87% consider a company’s cause commitments when deciding where to work
  • A growing number of millennials are taking leadership roles
  • Millennials are considered multitaskers extraordinaire
  • Millennial women have more labor market equality than prior generations.
  • Worker millennials are sticking with their early career employer for longer.
  • Millennials want a flexible schedule, personal and professional growth, and a sense of self-purpose.

Download the Infographic below to learn just who you are hiring. 

Image Credit:

Monkeybusinessimages / Getty Images

Chad Brooks
Chad Brooks Staff
Chad Brooks is a writer and editor with more than 20 years of media of experience. He has been with Business News Daily and for the past decade, having written and edited content focused specifically on small businesses and entrepreneurship. Chad spearheads coverage of small business communication services, including business phone systems, video conferencing services and conference call solutions. His work has appeared on The Huffington Post,,, Live Science, IT Tech News Daily, Tech News Daily, Security News Daily and Laptop Mag. Chad's first book, How to Start a Home-Based App Development Business, was published in 2014.