Generation Z is "The Change Generation," because all of the recent global events increase their desire to make a difference in their future careers – and it also exacerbates their need for more "mental health support" from their employers, according to Lovell Corp.'s "2017 Change Generation Report: How Millennials and Generation Z Are Redefining Work."

In partnership with the University of Guelph, Lovell Corp. surveyed more than 2,000 young people between the ages of 14 and 36 years-old across Canada. The survey found that while millennials (born between 1980 and 1993) seek jobs that provide stability, convenience and balance, Gen Z (born 1994 or after) is more readily concerned with fueling their passions and taking pride in the work they do.

"We can describe millennials as driven by growth and lifestyle, and Generation Z as driven by growth and passion," the authors write. "For the first time, we see a generation prioritizing purpose in their work."

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.