In the United States, 14 is the minimum age required to join LinkedIn. LinkedIn recently lowered their minimum age to create an account likely due to the high ambition of Generation Z (the post-Millennial generation). Fifty-five percent of Generation Z feel pressure to gain professional experience in high school and 75 percent of Generation Z said they were more worried about getting a job and starting a career than they were about finding a soul mate.
Gain a better understanding of what Generation Z wants in a workplace, and gain a leg-up on your competition.
Statistics Exposing What Generation Z Wants from the Workplace
- Generation Z’s top three "must haves" for their first job are health insurance (70 percent), a competitive salary (63 percent) and a boss they respect (61 percent).
- 41 percent of Generation Z described midsize organizations as the ideal work environment, followed by large organizations (38 percent) and only 14 percent cited start-ups.
- 91 percent of Generation Z said technological sophistication would impact their interest in working at a company.
- 93 percent of Generation Z said that a company’s impact on society affects their decision to work there.
- Only five percent of Generation Z said they were motivated by a company's reputation.
- 77 percent of Generation Z said that a company’s level of diversity affects their decision to work there.
- One-fourth of Generation Z want theie companies to incorporate virtaul reality into the workplace.
- 84 percent of Generation Z believes that they have the skills necessary to be successful in a professional environment.
- 58 percent of Generation Z are open to working nights and weekends for a better salary, compared to 41 percent across all working generations.
- 77 percent of Generation Z believe they will need to work harder compared to those in past generations to have a satisfying and fulfilling professional life.
- Generation Z believes that technology allows them to be more productive (57 percent) and mobile (45 percent).
- 67 percent of Generation Z is willing to relocate for a good job.
- 69 percent of Generation Z would rather have their own workspace than share it with someone else. Only 8 percent wanted to share a workspace or have an open office concept.
- 38 percent of Generation Z cited “honesty/integrity” as the top quality sought in a boss, followed by "mentoring ability” (21 percent).
- 65 percent of Generation Z is already comfortable being monitored in some fashion or another at work.
- 70 percent of Generation Z would rather share personal information with their pet than with their boss.
- 67 percent of Generation Z is comfortable with having their manager check in with them but only for five minutes or less.
- 20 percent of Generation Z said they would rather go to the dentist than have their boss check in on them frequently.
- 94 percent of Generation Z said they trust their supervisor’s input more than Yahoo! Answers.
- 32 percent of Generation Z believe they will be managing employees in a corporate environment within the next five years.
- Generation Z’s top motivators at work are money/pay (70 percent), the ability to pursue their passion (46 percent) and the challenges/excitement of the job (39 percent).
- 75 percent of Generation Z want their work to have meaning (vs 70 percent of Millennials).
- 56 percent of Generation Z would rather write their own job description than be given a generic one.
- 76 percent of Generation Z are willing to start at the bottom.
- 64 percent of Generation Z cited “opportunity for career growth” as a top career priority. Only 3 percent cited an impressive job title as a priority.
- 76 percent of Generation Z see themselves as the owners of their careers, driving their own professional advancement.
- 61 percent of Generation Z said they would stay at a company for more than ten years and of the 61 percent, 31 percent said they would be willing to stay more than twenty years.
- 62 percent of Generation Z would rather customize their own career plan than have the organization lay one out for them.
- Balancing work and personal obligations was the top future career concern for Generation Z (28 percent), followed by making enough money (26 percent) and finding a stable job (23 percent).
Workplace Communication & Collaboration
- 45 percent of Generation Z cited potential challenges working with baby boomers, compared to 17 percent who anticipate difficulties with Generation X and five percent with Millennials.
- 39 percent of Generation Z see smartphones as essential and 37 percent rely on laptops, compared to 25 percent and 30 percent across all working generations, respectively.
- 84 percent of Generation Z prefer communicating face-to-face with a boss and 78 percent prefer communicating face-to-face with a peer.
- 85 percent of Generation Z reported that straightforward, constructive communication is most important.
- 42 percent of Generation Z saying they would rather finish a project on their own and get special recognition than finish the project with a group and everyone receives credit.
- 72 percent of Generation Z said they are competitive with people doing the same job.
- 71 percent of Generation Z said they believe the phrase “if you want it done right, then do it yourself.
- 75 percent of Generation Z would be interested in a situation in which they could have multiple roles within one place of employment.
- One in ten of Generation Z claim they would rather read the full iTunes terms and conditions than attend formal workplace training.
- 56 percent of Generation Z thinks onboarding should take a day or less.
- 73 percent of Generation Z would like to be taught one-on-one.
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