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Preparing For The Gen Z Workforce

It’s time to pivot from Millennials

Millennials have been at the forefront of the changing workforce for years now. Human resource processes and general business decisions have been tailored to the Millennial worker. However, now a younger, larger generation is starting to move into the workforce. It’s time to pivot from just thinking about Millennials to considering how Gen Z will affect the workplace.

Who Is Gen Z?

Gen Z, or Generation Z, is made up of people born between 1995 and 2012. That means the oldest members of this group are beginning to enter the workforce. This group came of age during the Great Recession. They have never known a world where smartphones weren’t ubiquitous. Because of this, Gen Zers also have a different relationship with technology and connectivity than Millennials.

While not every member of Gen Z is identical, this group shares several characteristics. It’s important that HR managers, recruiters, and companies understand Gen Z is different and distinct from the Millennial generation.

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