Do current business leaders consider millennials — perhaps the most studied species in history — worthy of following in their large footprints? What are business leaders doing to groom millennials, if they do want them to take over?

Robert Half, the staffing service based in Menlo Park, California, found out by asking more than 2,000 CFOs.

Because millennials already represent the largest generational portion of the American workforce, they would be well represented in the C-suite in any case. The survey suggests, however, that CFOs have no qualms about seeing the younger generation move up the ranks.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.