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A CEO Wants His Daughter To Follow This Advice, Given By Another CEO

By focusing on learnability, millennials are redefining career security, says Jonas Prising, chairman and chief executive officer of ManpowerGroup.

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A CEO Wants His Daughter To Follow This Advice, Given By Another CEO

Girls should be encouraged to study STEM subjects, says Mr Prising.

Ananth Narayanan, CEO of online fashion websites Myntra and Jabong, got a sound piece of advice from another CEO. Jonas Prising, chairman and chief executive officer of ManpowerGroup, wrote an article for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in which he shared five career tips for millennials. To this, Mr Narayanan, 40, said, "As a father and a CEO, I'd tell my daughters to heed this advice any day!"
 
In the WEF article, Mr Prising described how he got some time off to spend with his daughter. That's when he was reminded of "how much young people already know". "Learning isn't one way and we should all be as curious to ask as many questions as we answer," Mr Prising wrote.

These are the five career tips that Mr Prising shared for millennials and the ones that Mr Narayanan endorsed:

 

1) A job in school?


Students who have four or more contacts with employers while in school are more likely to be employed at age 19-24 and five times less likely to be jobless.

 

2) Focus on learnability


By focusing on learnability - the desire and ability to adapt your skills to remain employable - millennials are redefining career security.

 

3) Encouraging girls for STEM subjects (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)


"We need to do more to remove the barriers for girls and women to study and work in high-growth sectors if we're to continue to accelerate gender parity in the workplace," said Mr Prising.

 

4) Looking for passion in work


Eight in 10 millennials in Mexico, India and Brazil say working for employers who are socially responsible and aligned to their values is important.

 

5) Do you have a work-life balance?


People with balanced and interesting lives outside of work are inspiring.

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Mr Prising leads all aspects of ManpowerGroup's $20 billion business in 80 countries and territories worldwide, according to the company's official website. ManpowerGroup is a Fortune 500 staffing company which claims to be a world leader in innovative workforce solutions. It works with 400,000 clients and 3.4 million associates each year, states its official website.

Mr Narayanan started his career with Mckinsey & Company where he worked for 15 years across four offices.

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