Flexibility, career growth key to hire, retain generation Z staff

Flexibility, career growth key to hire, retain generation Z staff

In order to attract and retain generation Z employees, those born after 1990s, organizations should offer flexible timing, career growth and learning opportunities, a study says.

According to the TimesJobs’ Hiring and Engaging Gen Z study, particular traits such as liking towards flexible timing and preference of career growth over salary must be leveraged by organizations in order to engage and retain them.

“Offer them great work-life balance and they will be yours,” the study said adding that companies are increasingly coming to terms with this change.

Interestingly, none of the surveyed organizations believe money can help motivate Generation Z employees to work harder and stay with them in the long run.

It is career growth and learning opportunities that will retain and engage the Generation Z workforce, said nearly 41 per cent employers in the TimesJobs.com survey.

The study further noted that as opposed to the popular belief that Generation Z employees are ‘tech freaks’, the study finds Gen Z in India actually prefers face-to-face communication over e-mail or instant messaging.

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