What do recent graduates want in terms of employment? Do they want a reliable career path, good benefits and salary? Not really. They have a whole new set of demands that are forcing many companies to completely rethink how they reward their employees.
Cisco recently surveyed 2,800 college students and young professionals to find out what they want most from a job. Turns out they want to tweet, update Facebook, and work from home on their own schedule. In other words, they don’t want an office life. They want their current life but to get paid for it.
The survey had a number of questions that make good cocktail party trivia (one-third of students think the Internet is as important as food, air and water) and are rather less impressive the more you consider them (the vast majority, after all, don’t believe that for a moment).