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Recruiting

Volume 7, Issue 1

TIME
Marches On
Industries are moving past the millennials and preparing to
recruit generation Z.
- 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 forgo 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 Interships.com states that
some 72 percent of high school students
want to start their own business someday, with 61 percent of them expecting
to start that business right out of college.
Gen Z is shaping up to be a crop of
fresh, independent, entrepreneurial-spirited high school students. They
appear to be willing to enter the workforce early while simultaneously earning degrees through either traditional or
alternative methods, and they don't care
to work for anybody but themselves.
So how, as an industry, might we put
ourselves in an advantageous position to
recruit the best of Generation Z?

// Generation Z may be more inclined to enter
a skilled workforce and learn the ins and outs
of operations as they are completing degrees.
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