To keep your business functioning at optimal levels, you need to hire the best talent. Today’s youngest members of the workforce are Gen Zers, born between 1995 and 2010. Currently, 89 percent of Gen Zers are active job searchers, with 63 percent of them on the lookout for a business-related role. However, to effectively recruit Gen Zers, you must know what they’re looking for from an employer.
To capture the attention of Gen Zers, you need to competitively offer the things that they value most from a company. Quality training opportunities, generous paid leave/time off, and premium medical coverage are three of the top 10 things Gen Zers look for in potential employers, according to our Gen Z job market report in partnership with St. John’s University.
Gen Zers are not only looking for a job; they are looking for a relationship with a company that shares a similar mindset. Gen Z employees seek a company culture that can lead to further career path opportunities.
Their thoughts on remote work
Amid the pandemic, the workforce has shifted to emphasize remote work. Still, Gen Zers have shown that they are indifferent to their work location so long as the company aligns with their values. When it comes to remote versus in-office work, 24 percent of Generation Z employees are willing to work five days a week in the office, while only 12 percent have expressed zero interest in spending any amount of time in the office. Six out of ten employees have said they expect to work onsite at least three days a week. Many businesses assumed Gen Z employees would be more insistent on remote work due to the digital nature of their lifestyles, but this is simply not the case.
Their thoughts on career advancement
Our Gen Z employee report also reveals that employees are more than willing to work but they do expect to be promoted — more than one-third (39 percent) of Gen Z workers expect to be promoted within 7-12 months of their start dates. Only 10 percent of Gen Z employees expect a promotion within six months.
To best understand the hiring trends of the future, it is essential to understand the trends of today. Our Gen Z workplace report offers an inside glimpse into what this new generation of workers wants most from the workplace. They seek personal value alignment in the brands they choose and the jobs they choose to work. We took a detailed look at where Gen Z employees are looking for jobs, what they are looking for, and what they expect from these jobs. Download our report to get to know Gen Z in the workplace.