By Breanna Brown, Creative Marketing Ambassador, APG Cash Drawer, LLC
Employers are still coming to terms with how to accommodate the work habits of millennials. You remember Millennials, the generation that reached adulthood around 2000 and brought a fair amount of change. They prefer flexible hours, have a strong sense of work/life balance, and want to be rewarded for their work with clear career advancement opportunities. Of course, millennials are far more tech-savvy than previous generations because in the midst of the Age of Experience, they grew up as smartphones and social media were becoming must-haves
Today’s employers should start thinking about the post-millennial generation and what changes those workers are likely to bring to the workforce. Say hello to Generation Z. Generation Z consist of people born in the mid 1990s to mid 2000s, so the oldest of them are just reaching 20 years of age and are starting to enter the workforce. Generation Z is even more technology-focused than millennials; Z-ers don’t know any other way. Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and YouTube are essential to how they see themselves, project their image to the world and to how they digest information.
Gen Z-ers, according to research, picked up many of the millennials’ traits and are taking them to the next level. If you’re a VAR or retailer still struggling with how to absorb millennials into the workplace, wait till Gen Z-ers start showing up for job interviews.