Gen Z: Definers of the New Workplace

Gen Z: Definers of the New Workplace

By the end of 2022, Gen Z is predicted to make up 36% of the modern workforce — a look at how to meet the needs of this generation to attract more talent and win.

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For the first time in modern history, there are currently five generations active in the workforce. There are a lot of moving parts in the current labor force as Baby Boomers make a mass exit while retiring and Gen Z, those 25 and younger, continue to join the hiring market.

Luckily for this new generation of workers, the workforce has undergone significant changes that were a long time coming, even before the onset of the pandemic. While these changes are largely aligned in Gen Z’s favor, including the ways that applicants find and apply for jobs, there are still areas where businesses can cater more to this labor source to claim their fair share of workers — especially since they will continue to saturate the market. In this latest report, we’ve sought to better understand what this latest wave of job seekers expect during the job hunt and from work itself.

In our generational analysis of the modern applicant, Gen Z: Definers of the New Workplace, we outline the major differences Gen Z has demonstrated from previous age groups.

Read Hireology’s 2022 generational applicant study, Gen Z: Definers of the New Workplace, to learn what this newest age group of workers expect from employers and what you can do to add them to your team.

Key takeaways

  • As a whole, Gen Z is 10% less interested in flexibility as a way to offset competitive pay than other age groups
  • Least likely of all age groups to find their roles on job boards; 11% used Google while 21% were referred by a friend
  • 26% of Gen Z applicants admitted to ghosting a company during the interview process

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