As an employer, are you ready for Generation Z? Born between 1990 and 1999, this generation of workers are markedly different from boomers, Xers, and Yers. Generation Z has never known a world without the Internet or smartphones—- the first truly digital generation. They are used to change. Growing up during the Dot com debacle, where parents lost money and jobs, these young workers crave financial security and employment stability. Results from a survey conducted in late 2015 by Robert Half, a staffing service , found these traits among Zers—-
* A clear vision of career goals. Five years out of college , 32% expect to be managing or supervising employees in a corporate environment. 24% expect to be working their way up the corporate ladder , though not yet in the management ranks.
*Although Zers are technologically savvy they lack “soft skills”—- rigorous self-evaluation, taking personal responsibility, maintaining a positive attitude, follow-through, and timeliness.
*77% expect to work harder than previous generations to have a fulfilling career. They are currently facing a highly competitive job market in a struggling economy.
*Z’ers have strong relationships with parents, teachers, and counsellors who provide an enormous amont of support, and coaching—–MUCH MORE than previous generations.
*This generation is entrepreneurial and can work independently.
*Z’ers want consistent and frequent feedback on their performance.
Source: Get Ready For Generation Z. Robert Half,