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Generation Z comprises all those born between 1995 and 2009. They succeed the Millennials born between 1981 to 1994 and the preceding generation Alpha, born between 2010 to 2024. They are well-known for their high computer literacy and are natural internet users.
Generation Z, people born from the mid-1990s to the early 2010s, have some key traits:
Understanding what Generation Z wants at work is really important for companies today. This group grew up with technology all around them and their way of looking at work is different from older people.
Gen Z has always used technology. They like workplaces that use the latest digital tools. They want their work to blend smoothly with technology, whether it's through better ways to talk to each other online, storing stuff in the cloud, or having machines do some of the work. For them, technology is a big part of both work and life.
This generation really values having a balance between work and their personal life. They prefer jobs where they can choose their hours or work from different places. They don't just want to stick to the regular 9-to-5 day if they can avoid it.
Gen Z cares a lot about social and environmental issues. They want to work for companies that are doing good things for the world. They like companies that are open about how they help society and the environment.
They value different cultures and ideas in the workplace. They want to work in places that truly accept and celebrate everyone's differences. They enjoy working together as a team and being part of a community.
Gen Z is keen to learn new things and move up in their careers. They like it when their employer helps them grow, like through training or mentoring. They're not scared to change jobs to find the right place for their career.
Being genuine is important to Gen Z. They like honest talks and real relationships at work. They're not fans of fake company talk or branding. They prefer to know the real story, even if it's not always good.
They are open about mental health and want workplaces that support their overall well-being. Companies that care about their employees' mental health are more appealing to them.
The way a workplace looks and feels is important to Gen Z. They like places that are lively, cooperative, and have different areas for work and relaxation. How a company treats and values its employees really matters to them.
They like to be creative and come up with new ideas at work. They want some freedom to do things their own way. Companies that don't allow creativity or are too strict are less attractive to them.
Even though money isn't everything for Gen Z, they still want to be paid fairly. They might take less money if it means working somewhere that matches their other values.
Gen Z has its own set of things they look for in a job. They are good with technology, care about the world, and want flexible, meaningful work. Companies that understand this will be better at getting and keeping Gen Z workers. This means making a workplace that fits well with technology, cares about people, and lets them be creative and independent.
The generations are known by their birth years rather than their age as it tends to change over time. As of the year 2022, the age range of Generation Z is anywhere between 12-25 years.
Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, grew up alongside the rise of the internet and value collaboration and work-life balance. Generation Z, born from the mid-1990s to early 2010s, are true digital natives, accustomed to social media and the internet from birth. They are pragmatic, value independence, and are focused on social consciousness and mental health. While Millennials adapted to digital changes, Gen Z was born into a digital world, shaping their outlook differently.
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