Best Practices For Hiring Talent From Gen Z

Gen Z is that part of the population which is born after 1996. The oldest individuals of Gen Z, being 24, are just entering the working space and it is crucial to know their characteristics to make them a valuable part of the workforce. 
October 19, 2021
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Best Practices For Hiring Talent From Gen Z

 

Gen Z is that part of the population which is born after 1996. The oldest individuals of Gen Z, being 24, are just entering the working space and it is crucial to know their characteristics to make them a valuable part of the workforce. 

Few things to know about Gen Z

  1. They are digital: Gen Z has been exposed to the internet since birth and they have  not seen a world without technology. They know the speed and efficiency technology adds to our life. Gen Z is on the verge of becoming the most educated and smart population ever and companies can take advantage of this. 
  2. They care deeply about social issues: They have seen and taken part in the Pride Parade, MeToo movement, Black Lives Matter protests, and a lot more. Gen Z is a generation that cares deeply about social issues. 
  3. They want to make an impact: They want to make an impact everywhere they go. The internet has taught them to raise their voices on subjects they care about and they like to change things for the better by making an impact. 
  4. They value growth: They value growth more than anyone. They are in the ‘discovering themselves’ stage and they will care about what value your company and its people are adding to their lives. 

Tips to hire Gen Z and retaining them

  1. Use technology for searching, assessing, and onboarding: How you conduct your recruiting process is the first impression of your company in front of them and if that process is not advanced and technology-based then the advanced Gen Z may     automatically lack interest in your company. 
  2. Diversified workforce: A diversified workforce in terms of sexual orientation, age,  color, disabilities, religion, etc., is something that attracts the young people of today. The working environment should be inclusive and encouraging of all kinds of people. 
  3. Flexibility: Since they are proficient with digital tools, they expect flexible work options like working from home, cafe, or during a vacation. They want to maintain a proper work/life balance and will work from where they feel comfortable. 
  4. Giving ample growth opportunities: Gen Z likes to explore and find their best interests. You can enable the option of job rotation in the same company for them so that  they can work in different roles and find their best preference. Give them new challenges to keep them excited. 
  5. Leading instead of bossing: You have to let them take initiative and not micromanage them all the time. Inspire them to create an impact rather than just giving orders for what needs to be done. They may have seen their parents and elder siblings being bossed around and they may not want to work in that kind of an environment. 
  6. Create social impact: Your social impact should be great if you want to attract and retain Gen Z in your organization.

Use their capabilities wisely

This generation is smart, advanced, and talented and with the right approach, their capabilities can be turned into profits for the company. We at TalentRecruit supply the HR industry with AI and machine learning-powered solutions to streamline the recruiting and onboarding process without any hassle. 

 

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