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millennials have 5 years of tenure at their current employer as opposed to 21.8% of Gen Xers, according to a survey. They Don't Have a Strong Work Ethic Myth: Millennial nurses are too absorbed in smartphones, social media, and living free-range lives to invest themselves in their jobs. They merely work just to get by. Reality: While it's true that millennial nurses want a work-life balance (but who doesn't?), keep in mind that they often have to relocate to gain entry into the field. If you couple that with their crippling student loan debt, often causing them to delay life milestones like marriage and home ownership, it should become more clear why millennial nurses often escape into their hobbies and interests. It's a coping mechanism. Bosses, unfortunately, just don't get it. Maybe this explains why. It's estimated that nearly half (47%) of managers and leaders have a spouse that doesn't work outside of the home, leaving them better equipped to spend more time at work. Meanwhile, 80% of millennial couples both work full time. So there's a huge empathy gap as younger workers often have more responsibility in managing the home than their leadership. They Need to Be Coddled Myth: Hospitals have had to erect safe spaces to accommodate for the fragile state of millennials. These nurses require too much attention and keep leaders from other tasks. Reality: Yes, millennial nurses want frequent feedback and engage- ment from their leaders, but mostly they don't want to be blindsided. Nearly 85% of surveyed millennials said they'd feel more confident if they could have more frequent conversations with their managers, according to Fast Company. That same survey also found that millen- 3 2 Staffing S 2 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J a n u a r y 2 0 1 7

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