There may be more Millennials in the workforce right now than the members of any other generation. However, the members of Generation Z will comprise 27% of the workforce by 2025. (Believe it or not, that’s only two years away.)
With more and more Gen Zers entering the workforce, employers will have to meet the challenges presented by the members of this generation. Specifically, they must successfully engage these candidates if they have any hope of successfully hiring them as workers.
However, the members of this generation are motivated by more than just salary and benefits. (Although these are still important considerations for today’s candidates. If your company does not offer a competitive compensation package, it will be difficult to attract just about any job candidates, regardless to which generation they belong.)
Below are three strategies for attracting Generation Z workers:
#1—Promote your company’s core values.
Core values are very important to the members of Generation Z. As such, they want to work for a company that has the same values they do. That’s why you should mention and promote your core values during the interviewing process.
There was a time when employers did not have to mention their core values during the interview. However, that time has passed, especially if those same employers want to hire Gen Zers.
#2—Offer schedule flexibility and positive work-life balance.
The members of Generation Z want to “work to live” and not “live to work.” There are fewer workaholics among their ranks than among the previous generations, and they consider that to a positive attribute and not a negative one.
Consequently, Gen Zers are not going to want to work for an organization that schedules them for excessive amounts of overtime, although they’re certainly open to working more hours occasionally when necessary.
#3—Highlight your company’s commitment to diversity.
Diversity and inclusion are also crucial issues for Generation Z. Consequently, they want to work for an employer that is committed to both. More importantly, they want their employer to not just talk about diversity and inclusion, but to actually do something about these issues. To put “their money where their mouth is,” so to speak.
As more members of Generation Z enter the workforce and the longer that a worker shortage exists within many industries, the more challenging it will be for companies to hire the talent they need to succeed. That’s why they must implement these strategies as part of their recruiting process.
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