SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — A recent survey has found that work-life balance is the most important condition for a good job among millennial workers.
JobKorea, a job search portal operator, conducted a survey of 507 workers of the millennial generation and found that the “guarantee of work-life balance” was the most important factor for good job, which accounted for 49.9 percent.
Coming close behind in second place was “financial satisfaction such as benefits and performance,” which accounted for 48.9 percent.
This was followed by “excellent welfare system,” accounting for 30.6 percent and “horizontal and free working environment,” which accounted for 20.3 percent.
One out of every two millennials, or 48.3 percent, think that there are no good jobs in South Korea. Specifically, 39.4 percent of respondents said “there are few good jobs,” taking up the majority of the tally.
Those from the millennial generation currently employed cited “advancement of corporate culture such as changes in management’s consciousness” as the top priority needed to increase the number of good jobs, which accounted for 40.6 percent.
This was followed by 38.3 percent citing “the spread of the work life balance system such as the 52-hour workweek system” and 37.3 percent choosing “the narrowing of the gap between large and small businesses with support for small and medium-sized companies”.
Meanwhile, millennials do not seem to have much desire for promotion either.
Some 51.5 percent of the respondents said they were happy to be promoted just like other employees. On the other hand, 31.6 percent said they wanted to be promoted quickly.
D. M. Park (firstname.lastname@example.org)