The Difference Between Gen Z and Millennials in the Workplace


As the United States is facing a skills gap in most industries, it is more critical than ever for employers to fill their talent pipelines. And while executives have spent the last decade trying to understand and work in harmony with Millennials (all 80 million of them), they must now acclimate to the younger and even larger Generation Z. How is Generation Z different from Millennials? What are their greatest aspirations and concerns for the future? How are they looking for work and what do they want from their careers?

The goal of our Way to Work survey was to answer these questions and others about Generation Z. We conducted a survey of 1,001 U.S. students that are currently in college or recently graduated and within the ages 18-24. The survey indicates key differences between Gen Z and Millennials that are beginning to take shape and will soon play into the job market.

If you’re interested in seeing the highlights of the survey results, check out our infographic, “The difference between Gen Z and Millennials.” We’ve taken the most compelling insights from the survey and visualized them for your digestion. Using these insights, you can start crafting talent recruitment and retention strategies for these differing generations and build a talent pipeline your business can thrive on.

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