The demographics of the workforce are changing. According to the World Economic Forum, by 2025, Generation Z – those born 1997 to 2012 – will make up about 27% of the workforce, with millennials – born 1981 to 1996 – already making up 37% of the working population today. These younger generations want a lot more out of their careers than good pay, and are on track to change the workplace as we know it.
They are finishing school and kick starting their careers in the wake of a pandemic, with an unparalleled amount of resilience and determination. As a result, they have an entirely unique perspective on work, and employers will need to understand and adapt to these new behaviors, attitudes, values and working styles in order to attract and retain the best talent from these younger generations. The team at HILO has compiled a list of the top workplace priorities that are non-negotiable for many Gen Z and millennial workers.