The Future of the Workforce: Hiring Gen Z

A new generation has entered the workforce and they are changing how we hire! Born between 1997 and 2012, Gen Z is starting to leave college and begin their search for work. Soon to make up 27% of the global workforce, employers need to change their recruitment strategy in order to keep up with Gen Z. Here are some things you should consider when recruiting this new generation.

Attracting applicants

A job posting is an opportunity to boost your brand and speak directly to the candidates you are trying to attract. When attracting Gen Z, there are three points you should highlight in your job description: job duties and responsibilities, salary, and work-life balance. 

Investing in the recruitment process

Once you’ve captured the attention of the applicant, the hiring process can make or break the recruitment chain. For Gen Z, 54% will not apply if they think your recruitment methods are outdated. Seamless application workflows and interview scheduling may mean the difference between recruiting and deterring applicants. 

Positive candidate experience 

A positive candidate experience is more important than ever. When it comes to communication, Gen Z prefers email first and then a phone call to establish a connection. 44% of Gen Z say their relationship with their hiring manager is a key factor in determining whether or not to accept a position. Additionally, in the current market, the quicker the process the better. 89% of Gen Z believe that the hiring process should take two weeks or less. 

Gen Z is not going anywhere! It is expected that the population of Gen Z in the workforce will triple within the next ten years. Although successfully attracting candidates to your organization may adapt due to this generation’s new way of thinking, they are the future of the workforce. If you need guidance or assistance with your recruitment plan, book a meeting with us. Let’s discover how we can help. 


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