Look out world, here comes the next generation. And in case you’re wondering what they care about, Cisco’s just-released Connected World Technology Report offers some clues. The company surveyed 2,800 college students and recently employed grads to find that a third of them “consider the Internet to be as important as air, water, food, and shelter,” according to the report. More than half say they could not get along without the Internet, and some consider it more important than dating or having a car. More than 40 percent reported that they had not bought a physical book (other than a textbook) in the past two years.
If you’re considering hiring from this age group, their thoughts on workplaces might be instructive: One third said social media freedom, the freedom to use the device of their choice, and work mobility were more important than salary. And 70 percent believe it is unnecessary to actually work at the office.
Read more at the Cisco Connected World Technology Report.