Why should HR pay an interest to Gen Z?

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2. They are pragmatic

Having grown up during the War on Terror and the economic crises, Gen Z is said to be target oriented. They are said to plan their careers and seek job security early on.

Starting the long path of university education might be less attractive; alternatively, early internships and apprenticeships are an option for them.

3. They are looking at employers right now

Members of Gen Z are on the brink of making the decision of where their careers are headed. With knowledge of what is attractive to them right now, employers can be part of the decision process (for example, convincing more people to choose STEM subjects) and position themselves on Gen Z’s desired employer list before they even enter the job market.

4. They are diverse and global

Gen Z is believed to be the first truly diverse and global generation.

Traditional gender segregation in jobs does not apply to them as strongly as for previous generations, and they are the first generation who was able to communicate and find friends globally.

This has major repercussions for employers lagging on diversity and inclusion issues, and also the technology they offer to workers.

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