As Gen Z rises, 3 workplace shifts are emerging

Combine flexibility (for side gigs) and corporate responsibility with a generous salary and a cool job title to recruit and retain these emerging young stars—and top talent of all generations.

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Gen Z gig workers

To hire the best of Gen Z, make your job like a gig.

Although millennials make up most of today’s workforce, Gen Z will make up a larger and larger segment as each year passes. This makes attracting Gen Z workers crucial to future business success—easier said than done with the booming economy fueling a competition for talent.

The nuances of generational diversity might not be top of mind when you’re strategizing how to attract and retain high-performing workers—rather than just filling a headcount. Even highly regarded employers sometimes rely on stereotypes or simply overlook non-visible traits in staffing assessments.

Today, five generations are working together, the most in modern history. Diversity in thought, work ethic, life experiences, communication styles, and technological savvy provide opportunities and challenges in recruitment and retention.

From the findings of a multinational survey that Kronos commissioned, here are three strategies to help attract and retain the best Gen Z talent:

Strategy 1: Support side jobs.

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