Glossary of Human Resources Management and Employee Benefit Terms
Generation Z, often abbreviated as Gen Z, is a demographic cohort that follows the Millennials and is the youngest generation currently in the workforce. The exact start and end dates of Gen Z are a matter of debate, but generally, it includes individuals born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s.
Gen Z is often characterized as being the first truly digital native generation, growing up with the internet, smartphones, and social media as a part of their daily lives from an early age. As a result, they are typically very comfortable with technology and use it to communicate and connect with others. They are also more likely to be influenced by social media and online communities than traditional media sources.
Generation Z, also known as Gen Z, is the demographic cohort that comes after Millennials. It includes individuals born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s.
In terms of their values and beliefs, Gen Z is often seen as being more socially conscious and politically engaged than previous generations. They are more likely to prioritize social and environmental issues, and to value diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of life. They are also more likely to be open-minded and accepting of different lifestyles and identities.
In the workplace, Gen Z is known for its independence, entrepreneurial spirit, and desire for work-life balance. They are more likely to be interested in freelance or gig work than traditional 9-to-5 jobs, and to prioritize flexibility and autonomy in their careers. They are also very interested in learning and development opportunities and may prioritize jobs that offer these opportunities over those that offer higher salaries or job security.
Sure, here are some key characteristics of Generation Z in bullet points:
The exact size of Generation Z is difficult to determine, as there is no strict definition of the cohort's birth years. However, it is estimated that Gen Z makes up around 27% of the global population or roughly 2 billion people. In the United States, Gen Z is estimated to be around 68 million strong, making it the largest generation in the country.
Generation Z is starting to have a significant impact on the workforce as they begin to enter the job market. Here are some of the ways in which they are affecting the workplace:
Generation Z differs from previous generations in several ways, including:
To effectively reach Generation Z, businesses and marketers can consider the following strategies:
These are short surveys that can be sent frequently to check what your employees think about an issue quickly. The survey comprises fewer questions (not more than 10) to get the information quickly. These can be administered at regular intervals (monthly/weekly/quarterly).
Having periodic, hour-long meetings for an informal chat with every team member is an excellent way to get a true sense of what’s happening with them. Since it is a safe and private conversation, it helps you get better details about an issue.
eNPS (employee Net Promoter score) is one of the simplest yet effective ways to assess your employee's opinion of your company. It includes one intriguing question that gauges loyalty. An example of eNPS questions include: How likely are you to recommend our company to others? Employees respond to the eNPS survey on a scale of 1-10, where 10 denotes they are ‘highly likely’ to recommend the company and 1 signifies they are ‘highly unlikely’ to recommend it.