In order to succeed in the workforce, Generation Z looks for employment security, prioritizes in-person interactions for learning and growth, values flexibility, and benefits from informal mentorship relationships.
Generation Z, born between 1997 and 2012, is the first fully digital generation and has grown up with technology. They are concerned about the stability of their employment and are seeking job security over job flexibility. While they thrive in virtual environments, they also value in-person experiences for learning and development, as well as the opportunity to build relationships and collaborate. Gen-Z workers want to learn quickly and advance their careers, but also value flexibility and work-life balance. Informal mentorship relationships are important to them, and working in-person allows for more opportunities to connect with experienced colleagues. Leaders should be committed to providing on-site development, visibility, and flexibility to help Gen-Z workers succeed.