IT Management Slideshow: Social Media, Mobility Worth More Than Money for Young Workers

By Tony Kontzer  |  Posted 11-01-2011

Social Media, Mobility Worth More Than Money for Young Workers

Priorities40% of college students polled and 45% of young professionals polled say they would accept a lower-paying offer that meets their priorities over a higher-paying offer that doesn't.

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33% One third prioritize social media freedom, device flexibility and mobility over salary.

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56% of college students polled say they would either pass on a job offer from a company that prohibits social media use, or accept the job and then skirt company policy.

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64% of college students polled say they plan to ask prospective employers about social media policies during job interviews, and 24% say the answer will help determine whether they accept an offer.

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41% of young workers polled say their employers promoted their flexible device policies and social networking policies in their recruitment efforts.

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31% of young workers polled believe their comfort level with devices and social media was a factor in their hiring.

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25% of young workers polled say the absence of remote network access would influence their decisions on whether to accept job offers.

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77% of young workers polled say they rely on multiple devices, and 33% use at least three devices for work.

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81% of college students polled say they want to choose their own devices for use at work.

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68% of young workers polled believe that company-issued devices should allow them to access social media and personal web sites.

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42% of college students polled believe companies should be flexible and empathetic about the need to remain connected to social media.

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49% of respondents would rather lose their wallets or purses than their mobile phones.

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70% of college students believe it's unnecessary to be in the office regularly.

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57% of young workers can easily connect to their corporate networks remotely, but only 28% have the ability to do so from anywhere, at any time.

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63% of respondents want to be able to access corporate networks from their home PCs, while 51% want to network access from mobile devices.

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