Generation Z is entering the workforce, and companies that want to attract bright young stars and make the most of their talents will need to adjust to the new expectations of these younger workers. Generation Z has different expectations for what their careers should be, and companies can embrace the opportunity to evolve to a new and modern corporate culture that will allow these young people to thrive.
To prepare your company to be a Generation Z-friendly employer, some of the key things to consider include:
- Generation Z workers want meaningful work: Many of the people in the youngest generation tend to value experiences over money alone. They want their job to mean something, so your company should think about what your brand stands for. Many of the youngest workers also believe that corporations should be good citizens of the world, so consider how you can attract talented young people by showcasing how your organization improves the lives of people in your community.
- Generation Z workers are entrepreneurial: This generation of workers came of age during a time when Silicon Valley startups changed the world. Many have great ideas and want to use their creativity to build important things. Find ways to allow them to let their creativity shine within your organization and make sure managers are open to listening to suggestions on how your business can innovate.
- Generation Z workers want a work/life balance: Offering flexibility in workplace benefits and giving workers more freedom in where and how they work can help you to attract talented young people to become members of your organization.
- Generation Z workers value collaboration: Many Gen Z workers would be turned off by a hierarchical work site and prefer a more egalitarian business structure where staff members at all levels are invited to contribute, collaborate and share their talents. By providing this type of work environment, you not only benefit from attracting bright young workers, you also make the most of the talents and abilities of all staff members.
High Profile can help you with your hiring process as you evaluate Generation Z workers and look for talented members of the next generation to bring into your business. Our staffing professionals work with companies and young professionals in Dallas, Fort Worth and surrounding areas. To find out more about how we can help you hire bright young staff members, give us a call at 972-991-7900 or contact us online today.