Gen Z recruitment has caused many organizations to change their hiring strategies as expectations and needs continue to shift in the new generation of workers and job transitions as well as turnover rates increase. Organizations have actually experienced hardship when trying to integrate Gen Z workers to their teams, which could be attributed to factors such as the Great Reshuffle causing disproportional numbers of Gen Z workers being laid off, tension being created early on in the workplace, and employees and employers not being in line with career expectations. This overall uses up precious time and money through high early-career turnover rates and increases gaps in the workforce.
In order to prevent such turnover, organizations need to reevaluate recruitment approaches and update them to attract Gen Z. This could mean making sure everyone understands all of the expectations that come with the role while being transparent with how workers will be rewarded and managed. To Gen Z, being respected in the workplace by having initiatives that focus on helping workers’ mental health and having more opportunities to connect with fellow co-workers both inside and outside the workplace has become crucial. Focusing on having more intentional communication during the hiring process and while workers are on the job is also attractive to a generation that constantly faces information overload and prefers clear and concise correspondence.
The state of Gen Z recruitment is changing, but being able to adapt can help organizations gain and maintain a beneficial portion of the workforce.
Source: Abode HR