(An article written for John Casablancas Institute)
Generation Z is known as post-millennial students who are growing up quickly in the social media era. The young Gen-Z spend most of their time on the internet, which allows them to process information faster than other generations.
According to WGSN, Generation Z will make up 20% of the workforce by the year 2020. Seeing the trials and tribulations of millennials has helped shape Gen-Z to focus on work experience and shorter educational programs.
“THEY’RE MORE FOCUSED ON EARNING GOOD WAGES, AND WORKING IN STABLE WORK ENVIRONMENTS, THAN FOLKS WHO MAY BE A LITTLE OLDER,” SAYS ESTER FREY, VP OF TECHNOLOGY STAFFING SERVICES AT ROBERT HALF TECHNOLOGY.
Gen-Z is focused on the latest updates in social media and gaining information via apps. This generation knows how to be independent and self-taught. This is the reason that employers believe that Generation Z will be capable of taking on new work opportunities in the future. Gen-Z is entrepreneurial and has high expectations, according to The Huffington Post.
“MANY EMPLOYERS ARE PREDICTING THAT MORE TEENS, BETWEEN THE AGES OF 16 AND 18 WILL GO STRAIGHT INTO THE WORKFORCE, OPTING OUT OF THE TRADITIONAL ROUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, AND INSTEAD FINISHING SCHOOL ONLINE, IF AT ALL.” – THE HUFFINGTON POST
Employers can expect Gen-Z to enter the workforce without a traditional university education, yet this generation is motivated to start their own businesses. Gen-Z’ers are risk-takers and we can expect them to be more collaborative.
Generation Z has grown up with technology. There is no denying that this generation will become more global and inspire new inventions.