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Are You Ready for Generation Z In Your Workplace?

 2nd April 2019 by gihan

Generation Z – the “dot com kids” – are people born between 1995 and 2009.

They are the largest generation ever, make up 20% of Australia’s population, and 2 billion people worldwide. By 2025, they will make up 27% of our workforce.

Are YOU ready for them in your workplace?

Here are 10 things to know about Generation Z …

  1. Most prefer a multidisciplinary and global focus to their work – so they get richer experiences and opportunities to travel (Deloitte)
  2. Most (70%) say a curious and open mind is more important than a specific skill or expertise (Ernst & Young)
  3. Their ideal work environment is a mid-size organisation (41%). Only 14% want to work in start-ups (Robert Half)
  4. 25% want their companies to incorporate virtual reality into the workplace (Future Workplace)
  5. Most (77%) expect to work harder than past generations to have a satisfying and fulfilling professional life (Robert Half)
  6. They are 2.5 times more likely to stay with their employer for five or more years if they have challenging, meaningful work (Accenture)
  7. Most (80%) think that embracing failure on a project will help them to be more innovative (Ernst & Young)
  8. Most (65%) feel confident they will be better off – financially and happier at work – than their parents (Ernst & Young)
  9. Nearly half prefer a fully self-directed and independent approach to learning. But only 20% of leaders plan to offer this level of self-direction (LinkedIn Learning)
  10. The most important quality they want from a boss is “honesty/integrity” (38%), followed by “mentoring ability” (21%) (Robert Half)

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