Gen Z is continuing to make their mark, and this means companies need to understand what’s important to this generation in order to grab its attention. Many organizations are failing to recruit and maintain Gen Z employees with 74% of hiring managers struggling to get along with this generation in the workplace. The top contributing factors include Gen Z getting the brunt of the layoffs and furloughs in 2020 and 2021, negative perspectives of companies benign spread by research companies and news publications, and differing expectations when it comes to a career between employers and employees. 

The resulting high turnover rates among younger workers is causing companies to waste essential resources to recruit top talent, hence it’s necessary for companies to alter their hiring tactics. This includes making sure everyone is clear about the expectations for the role as well as transparency in terms of laying out comprehensible responsibilities and goals, having more 1-on-1 check-ins with supervisors, and being straightforward with work recognition. In fact, many have stated that salary transparency is the most influential information when it comes to job decisions. 

Gen Z have shown interest in companies that are able to offer workplace respect that promotes better mental health and work-life balance. Many Gen Z employees are also interested in knowing about their coworkers’ personalities, interests, and outside life in order to form stronger friendships. Communication is vital as well since Gen Z typically face an overload of information in everyday life and want clear and concise information when it comes to work. 

Workplaces now have a lot more responsibility to take so that the newer generation of workers can feel comfortable and stay for a longer time.

What You Need To Recruit And Retain Gen Z
Source: Abode HR