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Generation Z and the evolution of the workforce [Infographic]

As if it wasn’t hard enough understanding Millennial mindsets – Generation Z is here!

And despite the name, getting to grips with the Zs is no snooze.

As the Millennial cohort becomes the largest segment of the workforce – now outpacing its greying parents, the Gen-X’ers – the Z-people are starting to graduate college and get jobs. Which means employers have to understand them… and how they’re different.

So who are these strange young people? Should they be feared or celebrated? And how will they reshape the office over the next decade before they’re the New Normal? Let’s see how they’re different to generations X and Y… by the numbers.

Looking down the years, it’s hardly surprising the generations have plenty in common. So don’t look at Gen Z as a band apart. Instead, see Gen Z as continuing the good work of their parents and grandparents – caring even more about the planet, being even more open to new experiences, and even more eager to learn what’s happening in their social networks.

With the big change being these “digital natives” have the tools and technology to connect more broadly and deeply than ever before. And that’s a good thing.

So social changes will roll on. But for the latest generation entering the workforce, the future’s a lot brighter than they think.

Takeaways

  • Across Generations X, Y, and Z, more things connect us than divide us
  • Gen X had the ideas, Gen Y had the urge, and Gen Z has the technology to execute
  • There’s nothing to fear from the generation now entering the workforce

In order to attract Gen Z into your workforce, HR and I.T need to get together, become a power couple and give them the tech they need. Start bringing Gen Z in, download, HR Make The Most of Your Relationship With I.T – Be A Power Couple now.

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About the author

Annemarie, leads and implements the HR strategy across northern Europe at Arkadin Collaboration Services. She is passionate about the role of unified communication in company communications and employee recruitment and retention.

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