By 2025, Gen Z will account for about 27% of the workforce. Now is the time to start attracting Gen Z talent to your company. These guidelines provide a helpful place to start.
Research shows that Gen Z workers value flexibility in their work schedules.
Allowing more flexibility in scheduling can broaden your applicant pool and make your business more appealing to younger candidates. Today’s gig economy has highly flexible job opportunities, which will be competing for Gen Z talent.
College tuitions are continuing to rise. The average college-educated Gen Z stands to bear a hefty amount of debt upon graduation. Providing an educational assistance program is one way your company can bring in more Gen Z employees.
Tuition reimbursement is most beneficial to workers who haven’t finished school or want to go back. By offering this benefit, your company agrees to pay for a portion of their higher education costs.
Another option is student loan repayment assistance, which allows your business to cover a fixed amount of a worker’s student loan payments each month.
Gen Z is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse generations. Gen Z’s entrance into the workforce will push many companies to introduce new DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives.
Centering diversity in your hiring process, training, and workplace culture is a worthwhile goal on its own, and if successful, it will allow your business to attract a higher volume of job candidates.
To attract talented Gen Z workers, you may need to overhaul your employee benefits.
One 2019 study by Yello shows that medical insurance is the #1 benefit that Gen Z values in a job, closely followed by vacation and paid time off.
Especially in today’s competitive hiring market, offering a well-rounded benefits package can be the deciding factor for adding Gen Z talent to your staff.
Mental Health Awareness
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Gen Z is actively concerned with issues of mental health. A 2020 study by the CDC found that about 63% of adults aged 18-24 experience depression or anxiety.
Unlike in past generations, today’s young adults also tend to be open about struggles with mental health.
Prioritizing mental health in your company’s health coverage, sick leave policy, and employee wellness programming is a great idea. This will provide a more welcoming environment for Gen Z professionals.
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