Money and benefits are the chief career concerns of Generation Y professionals, according to a survey commissioned by Robert Half International and Yahoo! HotJobs.

Approximately 33% of Gen Y respondents – those between the age of 21 and 28 – cited compensation and benefits as their top concern, 26% said finding and keeping a job was important and 23% listed career satisfaction as a chief concern.

“The Gen Y professionals we surveyed were focused on practical concerns, such as saving enough money for retirement and being able to balance work and family obligations,” said Reesa Staten, senior vice president and director of workplace research for Robert Half International.

“Gen Y workers want the best healthcare and retirement benefits employers can provide as well as defined career paths,” Staten said. “To recruit these professionals, firms should make these programs easy to understand, promote them in detail on the company website and highlight them during the interview process.”

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