You don't hear a lot of people genuinely gushing about their employers these days, do you?
Particularly when it comes to millennial and Gen Z employees, who, broadly speaking and quite rightly, want employers to offer more than just a paycheck.
We've seen the viral TikTok videos poking fun at Gen Zer's email sign-offs, or suggesting they're overly emotional or demand too much from their workplaces. But they are certainly a demographic we shouldn't shrug off.
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The other day I was speaking with a Gen Zer who said she loves the company she works for. Intrigued, I asked her to tell me more. They have a reputation for investing in their people and continuous upskilling, she said. And so far, she's loving it.
As the world of work changes, the war for talent strengthens, and retention becomes increasingly difficult, the Gen Z workforce wants more. In fact, the 2022 Randstad Workmonitor report found more than half of employees aged 18 to 24 would "rather be unemployed than unhappy working in a job they didn't like".
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They're emerging from the global pandemic which disrupted their working world, dealing with the rising cost of living, coupled by the uncertainty of climate change and the future they inherit, and they are no longer content with the status quo. Simply put... It's a lot.