06 May Workplace Preparation for Generation ‘Z’
Generation Z makes up more than one-third of the world’s population, and they are the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Those born between 1995 and 2010 are known as Generation Z. Let’s look at how Generation Z can help your team and how you can entice them to your business as they finish their education and prepare to enter the workforce.
Generation Z are Eager to work:
Many members of this generation have suffered rejection. Especially when it comes to not having the necessary experience for a position. When no one will give them an opportunity, it can be extremely disheartening. As a result, this generation is thankful for any opportunity that come their way. Even if it’s through a (unpaid) internship or volunteer work, Generation Z will not hesitate to get vital work experience. Generation Z will be interested as long as they can study and build on their future.
Emphasise job security and growth opportunities
Generation Z is aware of how swiftly workforce needs are changing, and many of them have considerable student loans due to their recent graduation from university. Having programmes in place to assist new employees in gaining a good grasp on their finances and boosting their stability can be a major selling point for Generation Z. Not only that, but this generation has witnessed and suffered the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, which resulted in the closure of many companies and shops. As a result, job security is a critical aspect that will impact and attract Gen Z to a career.
Typically, Gen Z is more renowned and efficient when it comes to computers and technology as a result of their early exposure to technology. This generation, more than any previous, is reliant on technology. Throughout school, they are taught coding, computer science, and basic ICT skills. This has resulted in a generation that will learn new technology and process internet data more quickly.
As a result, Generation Z will have high expectations for workplace technology that is both speedy and up-to-date. This generation will be drawn to your work chance if you have the most up-to-date and cutting-edge technology.
Gen Z has grown up in a world dominated by social media. It is an important part of their daily lives, serving as a means of communication as well as amusement. Companies must remain on top of social media in order to interact with younger consumers, and employing someone who understands the language and algorithms is critical.
With the influence that social media wields, having a strong online presence is essential. Generation Z will be immediately interested if your company has particular social media roles. Social media’s reach and connections will also aid your business.
Being the most diverse generation of them all, diversity and inclusion will be an important aspect of the workforce. This is a generation that, overall, is known for being open-minded and invested in diversity and inclusivity. Schools have expanded their curriculum to include anti-discrimination and acceptance of people from all walks of life, regardless of race, gender, age, or religious views. Another strategy to entice Gen Z into your firm is to put a spotlight on your diversity and inclusion efforts.
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