One third rejects private sector
In the Universum Student Survey 2014 among more than 30.000 students in Germany, 15 percent of respondents said they preferred their first job in the public sector - compared to 7 percent in the previous year.
According to other surveys, such as the EY student study 2014, two out of three students see public service as a particularly promising industry. Nearly a third of respondents reject the private sector as a whole for their future career path.
Refuge at fatherland?
Is this generation seeking refuge in "Father State"? And what does that mean for the Company? Do you have to worry about the executives going out?
It is clear that the labor market is changing fundamentally. In many areas, it is now the case that employees do not apply to employers, but vice versa.
Work-life balance as the first goal?
In addition, the reconciliation of private life and work is by far the most important career goal for "Generation Y". This generation is much more self-confident and demanding on future employers than previous generations. With good wages and status, the young people are no longer abzuspeisen.
However, a closer look at the results of our surveys shows that around a third of those surveyed are aiming for the career goal of becoming a senior executive. Generation Y is not just looking for a work-life balance. She is also ready to take responsibility.
From hunters and idealists
In order to be able to better understand the wishes and expectations of the students, Universum has assigned a total of seven career profiles to the survey participants: Leaders, Careerists, Entrepreneurs, Hunter, Harmonies Seekers, Idealists and Internationalists.
The assignment is based on the answers that students give when asked about the criteria that are particularly important to them in assessing the attractiveness of an employer.
What makes Leader?
If we were to run out of executives, this would have to be demonstrated by the survey data for respondents categorized as "leaders".
Leaders are ready to take responsibility and seek positions in which they can evolve and ultimately demonstrate their leadership qualities. The proportion of "leaders" in the surveys should therefore be relatively low, should the thesis of the senior executives vote.
Differences depending on the degree
The opposite is the case: in Germany, around one in four students from business-related departments today has the profile of a "leader". It is the most common career profile. However, the proportion of leaders is not the same in every discipline:
While 31 percent of the economists are counted among the leaders, this is only 23 percent of the engineers to be approached, and only 20 percent of the young IT experts. Leadership among the natural scientists is particularly rare: only 19 percent of them can be assigned to this profile.
Wishes and ideas of the target group
So the managers do not go out of our way. However, it is becoming more and more important for employers to get to know the aspirations and wishes of their target groups, and specifically to address those who have exactly the personality profiles that best fit the tasks in the company.
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