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How Can HR Leaders Prepare Their Organizations for an Influx of Gen Z in the Workplace?

The oldest members of Generation Z are now hitting their early 20s and beginning to make their mark in the world of work. Gen Z is a unique group with a perspective founded on technology and rapid global change. As such, employers cannot treat them like any other generation—even millennials. Gen Z’s characteristics in the […]

What Gen Z Want in the Workplace

Entitled, lazy, and sensitive? I think not! As a member of Generation Z workforce (employees born between 1997-2012), I have heard a few of these labels. Amid an ever-growing generational divide, many stereotypes have been thrown around about my generation. Older generations may see us as sensitive, complaintive, or entitled; but we are looking for […]

The Normalization of Job Hopping

Workers no longer expect to stay with companies for their lifetimes. In fact, it’s increasingly common for employees to stick around for as little as a year before moving on to a new role, where they also expect to have a short tenure. It’s a practice long known as “job hopping,” although the stigma once […]

Working Parents Are Demanding Empathy, but Companies Aren’t Delivering

We’ve all heard by now of the Great Resignation, a term that has been flooding inboxes, social media, and research reports since last spring. Coined by Anthony Klotz, a Texas A&M professor of organizational psychology, the Great Resignation predicted a mass exodus from the workforce. Klotz was right—and what unfolded became larger than anyone could […]

How the Environment Impacts Gen Z’s Attitude Toward Work

Employers have typically used salary and benefits to attract and retain staff. Although money is an important motivator for most workers and benefits like health insurance have a potentially significant impact on employees’ bank accounts, it’s a mistake to focus too much on salary and benefits at the expense of other enticements. Here are three […]

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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. […]

For Gen X, Y, and Z – The Future of Work is Mobile

Labor Day has come and gone, and yet the subject of work and professional environments is still at the top of everyone’s mind. The “future of work” is the topic of many bestselling business books, a Gartner report, an HBS podcast, a PBS series, and management consulting giants like Deloitte and McKinsey. Why all the […]

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Employee Attitudes on the Return to Business Travel

Not so long ago, business travel was a key component of the work lives of countless employees who experienced the familiar ritual of Monday morning and Thursday evening flights and continental breakfasts at major hotel chains. The COVID-19 pandemic, of course, had grounded the vast majority of business travel to a halt. But, now that […]

New Approaches Required to Attract and Retain Gen Z

By 2025, Generation Z will make up 27% of the American workforce. This generation of digital natives is the most diverse generation to date, with nearly half (48%) non-Caucasian. How are employers and HR departments working to attract, retain and engage this increasingly significant segment of the labor force? What challenges are they facing? What […]

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Focus on Finance When it Comes to Gen Z Benefits Packages

While segmenting employee populations by generation is “old hat” at this point, the rise of the latest cohort, Generation Z, requires a new focus. Gen Z (individuals born after 1997) makes up more than one-fifth (21%) of the world’s working-age population and is expected to grow to 30% of the U.S. workforce by 2030. At […]