Millennials vs. Gen Z: What You Need to Consider Before Recruiting the Next Generation

An article in Forbes found that 49% of Millennials quit their job within two years. Businesses have been scrambling to understand why for years, so they can turn Millennials into loyal employees.

But the problem at hand isn’t recruiting Millennials or retaining them; it’s understanding the next generation—Generation Z.

Generation Z includes people born between 1995–1999; they’ll make up the majority of the workforce by the next decade.

So if you’re planning to hire a Gen Z candidate, here are a couple of things to keep in mind:

They Crave Career Development  

A survey conducted by Deloitte found that 77 percent of Gen Z workers focus more on career development and employee benefits than a good salary package or wages. They lean toward working for an organization that’s more in line with their core values and beliefs.

Unlike Millennials, they want to focus on building their careers and achieving their goals, as opposed to working for just the money.

However, this doesn’t mean that all of them are willing to work more hours for less pay. It simply means that they prioritize employee benefits and job security.

They See Job-Hopping As A Necessity


So here’s the problem: Gen Z sees job-hopping as essential if they’re not satisfied with their work. If they believe that a company’s growth is stagnant and that they will not be able to grow, they will look elsewhere.

It’s not that they’re not loyal. It’s just that Gen Z prefers to work in an environment where they feel safe and appreciated. They thrive on feedback and look for opportunities to grow as professionals.

Once they find a company that aligns with their values and beliefs, they will want to improve their skills and grow in that company.

They Seek to Work in a Collaborative Environment

When it comes to work environments, 57 percent of Gen Z individuals admit that they perform well when working in a small team.

This is because it allows them to hone their existing skills and learn something new. It allows them to work with a diverse range of people, allowing them to adapt to different work environments.

In Conclusion

Since Gen Z is the future, it’s also important to focus on recruiting the right candidate who can quickly adapt and learn new skills.

Gen Z is all about learning something new. At New England Staffing, we help organizations find the right candidate for the right job.

We’re a staffing agency NH that focuses on recruiting IT professionals for companies in New England. Whether you’re looking to hire a candidate for contract work or a full-time job, we can make the hiring process easier.

Feel free to contact us at (833) 337.1614 to learn more.


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