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7 tips to successfully engaging Generation Z in the workplace

shutterstock_43535671I’m sorry. I’m sorry if you feel you’ve already reached your quota of generational engagement challenges in your workplace. Especially as Millennials, seemingly in the blink of an eye, have gone from ‘emerging talent’ to ‘highly influential’ status, as they increasingly move into management and leadership positions.

And I’m sorry if the thought of yet another generation entering the workforce, with their own unique set of complexities, skills, needs and expectations, makes you feel exhausted, or even a little nervous.

But there’s no ignoring the fact that Generation Z (those born between the mid-90’s and early ’00’s) is on its way. In fact, it’s estimated that by 2020, Generation Z will make up over 35% of the workforce.

However, it seems that any trepidation should be replaced by a sense of great anticipation about the skills and perspectives that Generation Z is likely to bring to the corporate table. And the good news is that there are plenty of existing insights and opinions available to help you prepare for this impending surge of new talent.

For a start, research tells us that members of Generation Z are likely to follow the trend set by Millennials when it comes to limited – or highly conditional – employer loyalty, as they search for those conditions (beyond salary), that are most important to them.

So, what makes Generation Z tick?

Here are 7 insights that can underpin your efforts to attract, engage, retain and get the best from this emerging pool of talent. [Read more…]