How Generation Z Are Changing The Future Of Work…
By Rebecca Hullait · Feb 16, 2022
Who (and What!) Are Gen Z?
Gen Z, colloquially known as 'zoomers,' is the generational cohort following millennials, born between the late 1990s and early 2000s. Known for their liberal views, Gen Z individuals aren't afraid to revolutionize how the world operates. Gen Z is the future, so it is vital to acknowledge their working styles and adopt a functional approach that suits them best, resulting in exceptional outcomes.
How Are Gen Z Changing The Future Of Work?
According to Business Insider (2021), Gen Z individuals were hit hardest by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, 2021’s graduates faced a challenging time last summer finding a job due to labour shortages. As a result, Gen Z graduates now gravitate towards short-term “gig work”, which provides them with an opportunity to pay off their student loans (Forbes, 2021). This is an excellent opportunity for the hospitality industry to thrive - offering jobs that Gen Z is actively searching for!
Currently, there is a variety of flexible, part-time, and full-time jobs on the gigl app. These perfectly cater for those looking for work, but with an opportunity to have that ideal work-life balance. If you're interested in jobs in hospitality, retail, administration, events, and so much more, then gigl is perfect for you!
A generation like no other: Gen Z individuals seek greater flexibility in the workplace by seeking out remote opportunities or work schedules that offer flexibility. Unlike other generations, Gen Z individuals were most likely to seek out remote working styles to promote a greater sense of work-life balance.
How Else Are Gen Z Different From Other Generations?
Gen Z have grown up heavily influenced by emerging technology. From TikTok dances to trending hashtags, Gen Z has seen it all and has the world, quite literally, at their fingertips.
In addition, video communication plays an integral part in their everyday lives. Gen Z values the opportunity to be expressive, communicative, and open via video communication. Naturally tech-savvy, memes of Gen Z are avid tech-users, which is so important for finding work today!
How Can Employers And Gen Z Work Together?
1.Employers Should Be Authentic
Gen Z is looking for transparency in the workplace. So, be yourself & allow them to express their values & you'll both thrive.
2. Employers Should Embrace Technology
Gen Z is a mobile-first generation, so I advise utilising technology as an employer. Gigl can help with this by encouraging great applicants to send in 60-second video applications instead of the traditional CV (also much more engaging!)
3. Feedback Is Vital
Gen Z individuals are a naturally competitive generation seeking to thrive in their careers. Give them the tools, and they will exceed your expectations.
How Can gigl Help?
As gigl is a video-based job platform, we can support both job seekers and employers. By providing video-based tools, we are laying the foundation for individuals to express themselves authentic to employers. In addition, gigl provides employers with an opportunity to hire engaged, enthusiastic, and exceptional individuals keen to work for great organizations. By utilizing technology and embracing authenticity, gigl is regenerating the world of recruitment, making it more accessible than ever - via an easy 60-second application process.
What are you waiting for? Head over to the gigl app to get started!