How To Hire Generation Z Employees

How To Hire Generation Z EmployeesNow that we have finally figured out how to work effectively with Millennials (Generation Y), Generation Z employees are coming into the workplace at a rapid pace and their needs are very different from past generations.

Generation Z applicants have the following demographics:

  • Their parents are Gen x’ers
  • Over 23 million Americans make up the Generation Z demographic
  • They search the web for knowledge
    • 24-hr news programming has always been present in their lives
  • They have been completely immersed in technology since they were born
    • Social media platforms have always been available to them growing up
      • Their life is an open book on social media

Here are some secrets to what Gen Z applicants are looking for.  They:

  • Need their work to be meaningful
  • Understand they are the ones to make the magic happen – it’s up to them to reach their goals
  • Want to feel validated and valued for their knowledge and input
  • Seek tangible benefits from their employers
    • Top quality insurance benefits
    • Profitable and growing retirement funds
    • Job security
    • They are not looking for the “bells and whistles” perks as the Millennials required – gone are the days of the on-site coffee barista

Many of these Gen Z secrets are entirely different from Millennial’s wants and needs in the hiring and onboarding process.

Be Group is a talent-placement firm that specializes in identifying permanent and contingent resources of highly qualified sales, marketing and communications, and technology professionals.  We provide these services to leading organizations across virtually every line of business.

Reach out to us today to see how we can help you with your Generation Z hiring needs.