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Young professionals ‘want it all’ — on their terms

By 12 August 2013No Comments
Young professionals expect organisations to value their career and personal goals in equal measure, recognising them as time-poor individuals with many demanding roles, within and beyond their work life, says a new research report.The Young Professionals Research Report, released this week by the professional body Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, revealed the key needs and mindsets across employees in their twenties and thirties to be:
work–life balance: family and health are priorities
financial security: comfortable work and family life to maintain a successful life
recognition of the whole person: support from workplace in reaching career and personal goals
inspiration: new thinking and development of new skills
choices: for the organisation to consider them as a time-poor individual with various roles and responsibilities.
The report gathered insights from employers and young professionals who were transitioning from tertiary education into their first years of employment.
CPA Australia says the research report reveals clear messages for employees and employers on the value of ‘wholeperson’ approach in up-skilling and career development.
The organisation says that it has refined its Foundation level of its CPA program in response to its new insights to allow its students to ‘do things on their terms by providing both flexibility and convenience through choosing their study and exam timelines and distance learning’.
Purnima Kabra