Learning & Development, Recruiting

Recruiting Gen Z: Looking Back at 2021

Within the next 5 years, Generation Z will make up over 25% of the American workforce. Because the future of work rests in the hands of the next generation, today’s leaders are focused on recruiting and training the newest age of skilled workers. But in this competitive job market, recruitment is more challenging than ever. How can HR professionals successfully attract and retain top Gen Z talent? Emily Taylor, Chief Human Resources Officer at Wondr Health, provides advice on recruiting strategies.

“To get top talent, employers must move quickly through the recruiting process, and everyone in the recruitment process must be engaged in ‘selling’ the company as a great place to work.

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“The pandemic has put a strain on company cultures, and candidates may not see the culture as they move through the interview process, due to working-from-home schedules or video interviews. Recruitment should be designed with ways to overcome the challenges of virtual interviewing and less-than-full offices so that candidates can see the culture, environment, and vibe of the company.”

Taylor further explains, “These same concepts around culture are important to address employee retention. For 2022, there will continue to be scarcity in top talent, and the trends from 2021 will continue. Employers should design recruitment processes for 2022 that create faster recruitment. Companies should perfect their value proposition as an employer and make sure everyone involved in the recruitment process can communicate why their company is a great place to work.”

Taking all this into consideration, it’s clear that HR departments need to update their hiring practices to suit the job market and the latest generation of workers.

Check out 2021’s best articles on Gen Z recruitment:

7 Recruiting Tips for Gen Z Candidates

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New Approaches Required to Attract and Retain Gen Z

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How to Attract Millennial and Generation Z Employees with Eco-Friendly Initiatives

About 75% of millennials and Gen Z indicated they consider a company’s social and environmental commitments in deciding where to work. Two-thirds even said they would not accept a job that didn’t have a strong sustainability program. To make your business more appealing to younger generations of workers, you’ll want to think about going green.

3 Things to Know About Hiring Gen Z

Across industries, HR professionals are looking for the best ways to attract, engage, hire, and advance Gen Z talent, especially in this competitive labor market. HR professionals need to listen to this generation of jobseekers’ needs and expectations for successful recruitment strategies.

Focus on Finance When it Comes to Gen Z Benefits Packages

Gen Z is a financially motivated generation, having grown up watching their millennial predecessors struggle under the weight of enormous student loans and credit card debt. Employers must package their benefits offerings to prospective Gen Z employees in a way that resonates with them—and stands out in a hot job market.