Credit: Vasyl/Adobe Stock

Every smart employer knows to keep an eye out for any looming potential business challenges that sooner or later might throw a wrench into their ongoing performance. I want to bring one of those out into the open right now: the potential for losing your Gen Z workforce.

Despite any preconceived notions about Gen Z – young people born between 1997 and 2012 – Pew Research shows they present one of the most educated, ethnically diverse, and prevalent age groups in our history. “Digital Natives” (meaning no memory of a world before smartphones), they are more socially conscious, more entrepreneurial, avid gamers and music-goers. In addition, Gen Zers are less likely to drop out of high school and more likely to be enrolled in college than previous generations. (As of 2018, 57% were enrolled in a two- or four-year college, compared to 52% among Millennials in 2003 and 43% among Gen Xers in 1987.)

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?

 

BenefitsPRO

Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.