Mumbai: Every employee wishes working hours should not cross 40 hours a week. But for Indian millennials 40 working hours a week is a distance dream. Rather they are working the longest week in the world with 52 working hours a week. As per Millennial Careers: 2020 Vision global research report by ManpowerGroup, average working hours a week for Indian millenials stand at 52 hours where as average working hours a week for millenials of the USA, the UK and China were 45, 41 and 48, respectively. Australia figures at the bottom of the table as millenials here work for average 41 hours a week.
Here, Millennials are identified as those born between 1980 and 1995.
Out of the surveyed 25 countries, in India a significant proportion of millenials work for long hours. Nearly 82% report working more than 40 hours a week compared to 73% globally where as 45% work over 50 hours in India compared to 25% in the world. Fifty percent of Indian millenials who participated in the survey are working two or more paid jobs where as only twenty six percent millenials working two or more paid jobs globally.
AG Rao, Group Managing Director of ManpowerGroup India, said, Millennials are used to a faster-paced world and that prefer varied careers that progress more quickly. More and more organizations are rising to this challenge of appealing to this set of workforce with a mix of workplace flexibility, HR policies and fun-at-work initiatives that encourage innovation and provide independence and ownership given for each task.”
By 2020 Millennials will make up over a third of the global workforce, estimates the Millennial Careers: 2020 Vision report, which a compressive global research report on millenials’ career attitude and working culture. In this competitive age where talent management is a key differentiator, Millennials are both shaping and being shaped by the world of work. They are redefining the employer-employee relationship.
About the Research: The research population included an independent sample of 11,000 working Millennials equally balanced across age ranges and genders from 18 countries representing all regions. The fieldwork took place between February and April 2016. Participating countries included 25 countries: Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Paraguay, Singapore, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
About ManpowerGroup: ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) is the world’s workforce expert, creating innovative workforce solutions for nearly 70 years. Through the ManpowerGroup family of brands
– Manpower, Experis, Right Management and ManpowerGroup Solutions – the company helps more
than 400,000 clients in 80 countries and territories address their critical talent needs, providing
comprehensive solutions to resource, manage and develop talent.