Offshore Energy Today | Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Rigzone, an oil and gas news and data provider, today announced the results of its recent survey, finding shifts in workplace preferences between the Millennial and the Baby Boomer generations.
According to the survey, more than 20 percent of Millennials indicate that they rank challenging projects and advancement opportunities as the most important considerations in searching for employment, with salary/compensation following closely behind in terms of importance. The survey also found that nearly half of respondents rank trustworthiness and honesty as the most important qualities in a manager.
Twenty-five percent of those surveyed indicated that experience and industry knowledge are the most important qualities in a manager, which is significant because there is a wealth of industry expertise that will have to be transferred to Millennials as older employees retire. “Millennials are critical to the health of the oil and gas industry, and the Rigzone team is excited to bring this research to light in order to help industry recruiters better engage with this sought after group of professionals,” said Bob Melk, President, Rigzone