Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Only 2% of EY’s intern class says diversity is a key factor in choosing an employer - QUARTZ

by Oliver Staley 
Originally published: September 19, 2017

Millennials, the conventional wisdom holds, value diversity and seek it out when applying for jobs.

Or maybe not.

In a July survey, just 2% of interns at EY—the accounting and consulting firm formerly called Ernst & Young—said they prioritized a company’s reputation for diversity and inclusion when looking for an employer. It trailed other factors like opportunities for growth and advancement, selected by 84%; flexibility (59%); and parental leave benefits (16%).