What does Gen Z expect from their employer?

Michel Rothgaenger
Michel Rothgaenger

Generation Z, also known as Gen Z or iGen, refers to people who were born between the mid to late 1990s and the mid to late 2010s. Gen Z is the first generation to grow up with widespread access to the internet and digital technologies, and as a result, they have different expectations and priorities when it comes to work and employment than previous generations.

Here are a few things that Gen Z may be looking for in an employer:

  • Flexibility: Gen Z values flexibility and may prioritize finding an employer that allows them to have a good work-life balance. This might include things like the ability to work remotely, flexible scheduling, or the option to take time off when needed.
  • Purpose and meaning: Gen Z is often looking for work that has a sense of purpose and meaning. They may be interested in finding an employer that aligns with their values and offers the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world.
  • Opportunities for growth and development: Gen Z values the opportunity to learn and grow, and they may be looking for an employer that offers opportunities for professional development and advancement.
    Inclusive and diverse workplace: Gen Z values diversity and inclusivity, and they may be looking for an employer that values these things as well.
  • Good work-life balance: Gen Z values having time for the things that are important to them outside of work, and they may be looking for an employer that allows for a good work-life balance.
  • Innovative and forward-thinking: Gen Z is often drawn to companies that are innovative and forward-thinking, and they may be looking for an employer that is open to new ideas and approaches.
    It's important to note that these are generalizations and not all members of Gen Z will have the same expectations or priorities. It's also worth noting that while Gen Z may have different priorities than previous generations, they share many of the same basic needs and values when it comes to work, such as wanting to be fairly compensated and treated with respect.

As an employer, it can be helpful to keep these expectations in mind when attracting and retaining Gen Z talent. By offering a flexible and inclusive workplace, opportunities for growth and development, and a sense of purpose, you can create an attractive and fulfilling work environment for Gen Z employees.

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