Laptop with hands on keyboard Virtual onboarding tours can take employees through applications and get them up to speed on the most important features quickly.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, it’s inevitable that a new generation is entering the workforce: Gen Z. For years, businesses were focused on how millennials were changing HR teams’ approach in the workplace based on their values and needs, especially as many people in this group entered the workforce during a recession. Now millennials are entering their late 30s and early 40s and are taking up management and executive positions as college grads begin to enter the workforce.

Gen Z is expected to make up 27% of the workforce by 2025, making it one of the largest working generations in just a few years. It’s a generation whose members have spent their entire life online, meaning they’re more familiar with software applications than anyone else who came before them. The addition of more Generation Z employees means HR teams now have to navigate the expectations and needs of four generations, adding them to the mix of Baby Boomers, Generation X, and millennials.

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