How to prepare for the next generation of workers
Dominic Gill, Director, Intequal looks at the best ways to train generation Z staff and engage them in the workplace. Forget ping pong, a commitment to schemes such as reverse mentoring and the promise of ongoing learning and career development are key when engaging with the next generation of talent within your company.
Meet Generation Z
This shift in the priorities and expectations of Generation Z presents several challenges to businesses including impacting upon how companies recruit and retain younger employees.
As career priorities shift, attracting young talent to more technical roles has become increasingly challenging. To combat this, employers must consider many factors that would once have attracted younger applicants to roles, such as a corporate environment and the potential to climb the career ladder, are now not as attractive.
Having paid witness to the impact of the recession on their parents, many Gen Z candidates wish to find roles which offer career stability alongside continued development and recognition. To attract Gen Z to entry-level roles it is vital that the wording of recruitment adverts and job roles reflects this.
While many envisage the offer of tangible work perks such as ping-pong tables and ball-pits as appealing to young workers, it is, in fact, the promise of continued learning and recognition, flexibility and structured career progression as well as variety of experience that young applicants are seeking when searching for new roles.