The latest “Future of Work” study from employment agency Zenjob reveals what certain generations need from the workplace, and what they are looking for in potential employers.
According to the findings, 50% of Gen Zers desire fixed work hours, while the other half want flexibility, indicating that some of their needs are still incoherent.
However, 78% of Gen Zers and 81% of Millennials stated wanting to have clear boundaries between their personal and private lives.
Additionally, 83% of Gen Zers and 84% of Millennials agree that organizing their time and working at their own pace are important.
For Generation Z in particular, the most important attributes of a workplace include honesty, willingness to hear new ideas and concepts, investment into individual and professional growth, focus on sustainability and social commitment, increased diversity, flat hierarchical structure, and a good salary.
“Our study clearly shows that attitude and values are at the forefront for the employees of tomorrow. They want their employer to live and breathe these values and give them room for their own lives, personal development, and participation in the company’s further development,” said Frederik Fahning, cofounder and managing director at Zenjob. “Our survey dispels many of the older generations’ prejudices about Gen Z. They are anything but passive. They show commitment and want to make a difference. We can and should all learn something from this.”