The workplace is changing as new generations come of age and enter the office. We are currently in another transition phase, with Gen Z beginning to start careers and shift workplace demographics. This transition will continue for some time, with Gen Z making up 30% of the total workforce by 2030.
However, companies face massive challenges regarding Gen Z recruitment and retention, and 74% of hiring managers believe that Gen Z is the hardest generation to collaborate with. Gen Z struggles with a large hiring gap, which results from COVID-sparked changes, generational conflict in the office, and misaligned expectations between employers and employees.
These challenges have produced high turnover rates among Gen Z, which are costly to companies in terms of time and money. Luckily, hiring managers can pivot tactics and develop new strategies to work with Gen Z. Possible strategies include clarifying expectations early on, bolstering company communication and connection, being transparent with employees, and offering workplace respect.
Within each of these strategies, hiring managers can focus on specific actions. For example, genuine transparency includes clear responsibilities and goals, as well as sufficient check-ins between employees and supervisors. When it comes to connections, Gen Z wants to connect with other team members, supervisors, and other new hires before starting a new job.
As the workplace shifts with incoming generations, challenges arise. These challenges are normal, but can cause problems for employers and employees. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with strategies that can improve Gen Z retention and overall workplace success.
Source: Abode HR