The company of tomorrow: Millennials and Gen Z want the benefits of mobility, flexible working hours and work that has a positive impact on society

A study conducted with a panel of 1,000 people aged 18 to 41 reveals new trends for job seekers:

Millennials and Generation Z in France reveal what their ideal job would be in the post-pandemic world of work. Among the most important criteria, they favor flexible working hours, possibilities for travel, the opportunity to contribute to work that is useful to society and diversity in the workplace. The results are taken from a new Hilton (NYSE: HLT) survey of Millennials (26-41) and Gen Z (18-25).

The results underline in particular that, while the ideal job should allow both meeting new people, trying out different roles and missions in the company and offering a balance between work and private life, organizations with strong social and environmental policies are likely to attract 60 % of people aged 18 to 41.

The survey also reveals that a diverse and inclusive work environment is an important argument for 70% of millennials and Gen Z. Respondents believe that fostering social connection within the company is more important than ever in this post-pandemic context: from In fact, 82% of them want to develop social interactions in the workplace. Furthermore, 76% of 18-41 year olds consider the implementation of ambitious mental health and well-being at work policies an important criterion when looking for a job, with 16% also revealing that they have considered changing jobs in the last year because they were concerned about their mental health as well as their well-being.

Additionally, 46% of Millennials and Gen Zers have considered a career in hospitality in the past 12 months. According to them, the most attractive features are the possibility of learning new skills (23%), meeting people from different backgrounds (21%), the opportunity to travel (21%) and the variety of missions entrusted (21%).

The study highlighted a generational divide in what different profiles see when it comes to their careers. Millennials prioritize flexible working conditions (82%), while 82% of Gen Z prioritize career development opportunities more. The results also showed that the so-called traditional » such as construction (5%) or teaching (10%) are no longer popular, unlike the role of influencers in social networks (16%).

David Kelly, Senior Vice President Continental Europe at Hilton, said:

Our research shows that the pandemic has changed the way we think about work, and I’m proud that Hilton has continued to evolve to meet the changing needs of its teams in France. Building on our longstanding experience and culture, we are strongly committed to creating the most diverse work environment possible, where individuals have the tools, technology and opportunities to reach their full potential.
We know that when we invest in our team members, our customers and our communities benefit too. That’s why we’re so committed to delivering meaningful benefits, whether it’s life-changing travel opportunities or ensuring a sense of belonging for every team member. It is by developing these types of initiatives that we are doing everything we can to make Hilton an exceptional place to work. We are pleased to recruit 800 new employees across Europe, including many positions in our 20 hotels in France, with a wide range of roles on offer such as chef, receptionist, engineer and mixologist.

Hilton [1] has hotels in over 122 countries around the world. In France, Hilton currently has 20 properties, six of which have opened in just the last 12 months, and plans to open more than 20 additional hotels in the coming years. In addition to continuing hotel openings in the capital, Hilton plans to strengthen its presence across France, particularly in major seaside resorts and metropolitan areas. Hilton is recruiting for hotel positions across the country at establishments including Hilton Paris La Défense, Canopy by Hilton Paris Trocadero and Hilton Evian les Bains.

Hilton is firmly committed to creating a diverse corporate culture and has favored partnerships with associations, in particular Clean The World in France. Hilton was recently ranked the second best place to work and the best hospitality company in France by the Great Place to Work®.

Hilton pays special attention to the well-being of its employees, offering them attractive working conditions and pay, increased recognition and support for their personal and professional mobility. Hilton has implemented a travel discount program, Go Hilton, for team members, their families and friends, as well as ongoing training and learning programs, to help each team member achieve their professional ambitions.


OnePoll surveyed 1,000 respondents in France from May 5-12, 2022. The survey was conducted online using panelists who are credited with taking surveys. Respondents aged between 18 and 41 were targeted using screening questions and profile data to ensure the correct demographics were achieved.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a global hotel group with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands, comprising more than 6,900 properties, approximately 1.1 million rooms in 122 countries. Its mission is to offer its customers warm and bright welcome formulas. Hilton has hosted more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earning the top spot among the “ Fortune 100 best companies to work for and was recognized as a world leader according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for 5 consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to enhance the guest experience, including digital key sharing, automatic room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning Hilton Honors loyalty program, the more than 133 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn points for hotel stays and experiences beyond price. Using the free HiltonHonors app, guests can book their stay, choose their room, check in, unlock the door with a digital key and check out, all from their smartphone.

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