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TIME MARCHES ON

Industries are moving past the millennials and preparing to recruit generation Z.
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BY KELLIE MURPHY AND BEN HUTTERER

When it comes to generational gaps, many human resource
departments are like cashiers at a busy deli: "Next!" Many have
dealt with the baby boomers, a generation that loved change, and
then in the 1980s decided they were done changing. The boomers
were followed by generation X, also known as the "latchkey" generation because their boomer parents often weren't home when
gen X kids returned from school. Gen X became well known for
their independence and resourcefulness, being self-managing and
seeking a work-life balance.
The most recent generation, the millennials, began to join
the workforce around the year 2000 and through the recession.
Millennials are a group that has strong communal ties and their
ideologies of teamwork turned the corporate world on its head.
Open cubes and campuses were introduced and companies had
to adapt to this new way of life. The shift continues, as the first
wave of millennials are nearing 40, with many of them partners

and c-suite executives. Now is the time to begin preparing for
the next generation of young adults who will be entering the
workforce: generation Z.
Generation Z is expected to be more inclined to forego traditional higher education. This isn't to suggest that Gen Z will not
be educated, but they are expected to opt for a more independent
alternative to finishing their degrees (e.g., online) or work-study
options where they can be certified in a specific expertise while
working. For many of us this may be seen as an advantage, as Gen Z
may be more inclined to enter a skilled workforce and learn the ins
and outs of operations as they are also completing business, science
and art degrees. In many ways, this could be the generation that
bridges the gap between the working class and upper management.
However, there is one problem for those looking to recruit talent:
Generation Z is expected to be the most entrepreneurial generation
yet. Projections from a recent study by Millennial Branding and In-

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